Opening Reception: Friday, January 12th - 6-9 pm
Studio ArtFarm 120 E 4th Ave. Mount Dora, FL
Alfred Phillips, an acrylic painter based in Gainesville, FL, has earned 30+ Best In Show awards for exhibits in large and small venues, including the prestigious Art Florida competition and, recently, the Winter Park Autumn Art Fair’s top prize. He paints using what he sees around him as reference in a style he calls Contemporary Realism mixing realism and sometimes abstract elements. Educated at Louisville, Kentucky’s Art Center School, with a full scholarship for a four-year studio degree, he then had a successful career in commercial art. He had his own graphics design firm which he closed in 2003 to become a full-time painter. Phillips has volunteered extensively for arts groups including five years as the first ever Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery Director which he helped establish.
“I go to my studio every single day and get to work and I love it. I am fortunate to have happy collectors all over the world. They truly motivate me to see what I can do next.”