Amy Feil Phillips

Spending many of my early formative years on Martha’s Vineyard Island and practicing art from an early age, I graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, majoring in Studio Art. I studied in Paris and Lacoste, France with Sarah Lawrence College, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at the American Academy of Art.

My paintings reflect the beauty in nature and natural forms. Through landscapes, still lives, and close-ups, I find ways of using nature as a metaphor for social situations and to draw attention to the natural environment.

My simplified, yet realistic depictions of nature emphasize the transformative effects of light, color, and focus. Having painted for many years with oils, I have more recently mastered acrylics to achieve the blending properties and subtle color effects of oils.