Feature Articles

May 2013

Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Rosie Phillips

The Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, will present Coastal Inspirations, featuring works by Rosie Phillips, on view in the Guild Gallery, from May 1 - 31, 2013. A reception will be held on May 3, from 5-8pm.

The exhibition is a collection of mostly small works or “little gems” inspired by her life and love of the ever-changing and beautiful Lowcountry. Phillips’s creative process is constantly evolving as she explores her passion of art. “Painting is my passion and life is my inspiration!”

Phillips works both in watercolor and in oils. Her watercolor paintings are layers of glazing which allow the colors to shine through creating luminosity. Her oil paintings are occasionally done by brush work but mostly with a palette knife.

“When I use the brush to paint in oils, I like to use a bit of the watercolor method of layers and glazing which creates a soft and luminous look however when I paint with the palette knife, the look is rich and vibrant which allows my creative process to continually evolve.” Phillips’ palette knife paintings are done wet on wet and are normally done at one sitting, in the “Alla Prima” style.

Phillips is originally from Texas and is delighted to call the Charleston area home. She works from her home studio on Yonges Island where she is surrounded by the ever changing and beautiful lowcountry. Most of her paintings are inspired by her life, loves and pleasures so she almost always has a camera close by and why she says, “Life is full of inspiration when you open your eyes!”

The Charleston Artist Guild is a nonprofit organization serving the community with outreach programs through art sales.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 843/722-2454 or visit (www.charlestonartistguild.com).

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