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William S. Phillips - Winter Splendor -  LIMITED EDITION CANVAS Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Winter Splendor
by William S. Phillips

$495.00

LIMITED EDITION CANVAS
Limited Edition of: 50
Image Size: 16"w x 24"h.
Published: December 2012



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“The primal solitude of the place,” answers artist William S. Phillips when asked what it is he would most like to convey about the Grand Canyon. “On this particular morning, I was on the South Rim of the canyon between Yavapai and Mather Point and had hit the trail long before dawn. It was freezing, three to four degrees, with tendrils of moisture in the air and snow clinging to everything.

“As the sun rose, the northern walls of the canyon and the clouds above were illuminated with the warmest of light. It was only five minutes or so after the sun came up, so really there was no discernible change in temperature but the grandeur of the moment and the promise of a new day here in this beautiful place, warmed my soul.”

William S. Phillips’ "Winter Splendor" captures the inspiring and humbling nature of the Grand Canyon as a new day begins. This majestic American landscape is available as either a large or moderately sized Fine Art Canvas and both are simply gorgeous. As the artist’s wife, Kristi, explained to us, “I’ve always regretted that we sold this painting. I really wanted us to keep it. Now, I finally have one to hang!”




William S. Phillips
Phillips grew up loving art but never thought he could make it his livelihood. At college he majored in criminology and had been accepted into law school when four of his paintings were sold at an airport restaurant. That was all the incentive he needed to begin his work as a fine art painter. Bill Phillips is now a renowned aviation artist and the landscape artist of choice for many collectors. Bill's strengths as a landscape painter, a respect and reverence for a time and place, help him when painting aviation as well as classic landscapes. Phillips often spends days observing landscape subjects. Finding companionship with the land, he is able to convey the boundlessness of nature on the painted canvas inspiring a reverence for the natural landscape in its beholders. After one of his paintings was presented to King Hussein of Jordan, Phillips was commissioned by the Royal Jordanian Air Force. He developed sixteen major paintings, many of which now hang in the Royal Jordanian Air Force Museum in Amman. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum presented a one-man show of Phillips’ work in 1986. He is one of only a few artists to have been so honored. In 1988, Phillips was chosen to be a U.S. Navy combat artist. For his outstanding work, the artist was awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Public Service Award and the Air Force Sergeants Association’s Americanism Medal. At the prestigious annual fund raiser for the National Park Service, Bill’s work has been included in the Top 100 each year he has entered the competition and his work has won the Art History Award twice. Phillips was selected as the Fall 2004 Artist in Residence at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and tapped by the U.S. Postal Service to paint the stamp illustrations and header design for a pane of twenty stamps in 1997 entitled Classic American Aircraft. He was chosen again in 2005 for a pane of twenty stamps (ten designs) entitled American Advances in Aviation. Bill’s major collection of aviation art, Into the Sunlit Splendor, was published by The Greenwich Workshop Press in 2005.

 

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