Oil Paintings by John David Phillips

“All of my paintings are inspired by the effects of light on a place and how it creates a sense of connection to that landscape. That happens in a very personal way for each of us."



John David Phillips was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1955. His first memories are of the open vistas and changing skies of the American Southwest.  John began painting at the age of eight, inspired to capture on canvas his impressions of natural beauty wherever he lived; in the Southwest, California, Australia, Texas, and Asia .  He now lives in western  Colorado at the foot of the Colorado National Monument, painting both in-studio and en plein air.  

Artist's Email: phillipsstudio@msn.com


Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO www.marywilliamsfinearts.com

Art Images & Art at the Loft - Willoughby Galleries, Denver www.artimagesgalleries.com

Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM www.totalartsgallery.com

The paintings of Colorado artist John David Phillips show an overriding concern for conveying the mood of a scene.  He has a unique approach to lighting, composition and perspective."  ---Southwest Art Magazine

Private collections worldwide

2013 Winner of Coutts Museum Juror’s Award, 7th Annual Paint the Parks Mini Competition

Article on Phillips' work was featured in the July 2007 issue of American Art Collector Magazine.

Phillips' Colorado Painting Workshop was featured in the Spring 2007 American Artist's Workshop Magazine

"Golden Evening", 36"X48" on display in U.S. Congressional Offices, Washingtion D.C.

Best of Show 2005 Plein Air New Mexico Invitational Exhibit, Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe

"From the Top", 18"X24" was purchased by the Denver Art Museum in 2004

Work featured in Southwest Art's October 2002 Collector Issue

2005-2014 Sangre de Cristo Art's "Representing the West" Invitational Exhibit, Pueblo, CO

1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2014 OPA National Exhibitions, 2009 OPA Western Exhibit

Featured in Southwest Art's 1999 issue, "New Directions in Realism"