Frank P Phillips

View artist's work →

ART IN ACTION

Frank relishes the rigor and the demanding physical challenge of sports. The same discipline, dedication and drive that shaped his athletic pursuits informs his artistic endeavors as well.

“As an artist, I need the action and the work needs to really be work,” Frank explains. “My pieces are about physicality and decision making. The immediacy of drawing and painting allows me to attack spaces on the canvas.”

My pieces are about physicality and decision making. Reaching your peak in any endeavor is the product of practice; the practice itself is the process. Frank’s process, which tracks the time, mistakes and revisions used to arrive at the resolved composition, is thoroughly evident in the layers of pencil, charcoal and paint often found in his completed work. A visit to his studio reveals not just his finished paintings but the series of sketches and drawings that got him there.

Bringing his large format mixed media paintings into the lives of others through Studio E is a perfect fit for Frank. In the past, he sometimes found the traditional gallery approach lacking the connection he was seeking. “I find that I know a painting is finished when it becomes something I don’t want to part with. Letting go of the piece is easier when I know it’s going to someone who will appreciate it as much as I do. By partnering with Studio E and meeting collectors, I feel like my work will land in the right place.”

Selected Work

Please click image for full view.
  • NZ

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil on canvas
    DIMENSIONS: 70” x 62"

  • Bond-o

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil
    DIMENSIONS: 64" x 48".

  • Memo 2

    MEDIA: Media Acrylic and pencil on canvas
    DIMENSIONS: 70” x 52"

  • Dindo

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil
    DIMENSIONS: 50" x 30"

  • MoDe

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil on canvas
    DIMENSIONS: 54" x 72"

  • Roscoe

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil
    DIMENSIONS: 62" x 50"

  • Slow Poke

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil
    DIMENSIONS: 62" x 50"

  • Smudge Pot

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil
    DIMENSIONS: 68" x 62"

  • Zeb

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil
    DIMENSIONS: 30" x 40"

  • Jostle

    MEDIA: Acrylic and pencil
    DIMENSIONS: 24" x 42"