ARTIST

Tom Phillips, Artist

Tom Phillips who was commissioned to paint  “The Cinematic Bridge” by LAHIFF co-founder and festival director Stephanie Mardesich is a native the harbor area and grew up in San Pedro and  the Palos Verdes Peninsula. His family lineage goes back four generations to his great grandfather who ran the Bixby Ranch.

 

Phillips is renowned for his figurative compositions, still lifes, and landscapes in his distinctive realistic style that captures light, color, and detail to perfection. His depiction of old San Pedro and the Peninsula is evocative rather than maudlin, capturing the spirit of a bygone era.

 

EXHIBITIONS & JURIED SHOWS

 

1999 Sunyata Gallery “Sand & Sea”  San Pedro, CA.  (solo exhibit)

 

1998 Sunyata Gallery 

“New Work: Retro Realism”  San Pedro, CA.      (solo exhibit)

 

1996 Zantman Art Gallery, Ltd.  Palm Desert, CA.   (three person show)

           

1995 “The Night Tacoma Danced” Art Sale Tacoma, WA.       (two person show)

 

1995 Coffman’s Fine Art Gallery  Palm Springs, CA.

 

1994 Palm Springs Desert Museum   Palm Springs, CA.

Western Art Council Fundraiser     

 (home of Joseph Wambaugh)

 

1994 Beacon House 20th Anniv. Celebration San Pedro,CA.

 

1992 Coffman’s Fine Art Gallery  Palm Springs, CA. (solo exhibit)

 

1990 Private Show  to benefit Gene Autry Palos Verdes, CA. (solo show)

Western Heritage Museum and

San Pedro Peninsula Hospital 

(home of Bruce Goldreyer, M.D.)

 

1987 The May Gallery   Scottsdale, AZ.

 (Grand Opening Show

The Borgetta of Scottsdale)

  

1984 Biltmore Gallery Celebrity Show  Los Angeles, CA.

Biltmore Hotel

 

1983 Biltmore Gallery Celebrity Show  Los Angeles, CA.

 

1983 Jim Clark Midland Texas Show  Midland, TX.  (group show)

 

1982 American Indian and Cowboy Artists San Dimas, CA.

 

1982 Zantman Art Gallery, Ltd.  Palm Desert, CA. (solo exhibit)

 

1981 Zantman Art Gallery, Ltd.  Palm Desert, CA (solo exhibit)

 

1979 Disney Artists and Friends of Cal Arts Los Angeles, CA.

 (home of Sharon D. Lund-Hancock Park)

 

1876 National Watercolor Society  U.S.A. (traveled)

 

1977 Porter’s Gallery    Mission Viejo, CA. (solo exhibit)

 

1977 National Academy   New York, NY

 

1977 Palm Springs Desert Museum  Palm Springs, CA. (group show)

 (Grand Opening Exhibition)

 

1977 National Watercolor Society  Palm Springs, CA.

 (National Traveling Exhibition)

 

1976 Porter’s Gallery    Mission Viejo, CA.

 

1976  San Diego Watercolor Society  San Diego, CA.

 

1975 Watercolor West   Riverside, CA.

 (Riverside Museum)

 

1975 National Watercolor Society  Laguna Beach, CA.

 (National Traveling Exhibition;

 Laguna Beach Museum of Art)

 

PRINT MEDIA COVERAGE

 

Peninsula People (Cover story January 2000)

Peninsula News (Dec. ’98)

Daily Breeze (Dec. ’98)

 

PALM SPRINGS LIFE

 “Tom G. Phillips:  Celebrating the Life of the Indians    

With Quality and Honesty,” by William Hemmerdinger

 

PALM SPRINGS LIFE

“The Out-of-Doors Captures the Talents of Two    

Representational Artists”, by William Hemmerdinger

 

SOUTHWEST SAMPLER MAGAZINE

“Chronicles on Canvas – Contemporary Artists Paint 

A Way of Life”, by Carol Lee Clark      

   

INTERNAL FINE ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE

(Masters in Art Today Issue)

“Painting Truth”, by Patricia Saleh

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

 

National Watercolor Society (since 1976)

 

EDUCATION 

 

Art Center College of Design

 

BORN

 

San Pedro, California

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