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William S. Phillips - Last Chance -  ANNIVERSARY CANVAS EDITION Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Last Chance
by William S. Phillips

$495.00

ANNIVERSARY CANVAS EDITION
Limited Edition of: 55
Image Size: 27"w x 21"h.
Published: October 2014







With one eye on the weather and one on the crucial decisions about weight and balance, the pilot of this de Havilland Beaver has his hands full. The weather, as it does in the mountains, is changing fast and is already moving into the pass in the background. If those silky clouds slipping down over the tops of the peaks meet the fog gathering below, the pass may well become completely obscured.

While the adults come to grips with loading the plane, it is now the one last chance for the son to catch that trophy trout he’s seen plying the water beneath the dock. He wants to stay until he snags it.

William S. Phillips’ "Last Chance" celebrates the bush adventure, lifestyle and wilderness access that the de Havilland Beaver so embodies. The little boy fishing to the absolute last minute is symbolic of the youth that lives on in many adults. This Anniversary Edition Giclée Canvas is for those who enjoy the bush pilot tradition of seat of the pants flying and carry fond memories of their own fishing camp adventure up north.




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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