The Problem of Seeing

One of the main difficulties artists face when they paint on location is the problem of seeing “correctly”.  To see an object as it is and to reproduce that accurately is no easy task as we all know.  Several difficulties immediately seem to jump out at us.  First of all the object we are trying […]

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Intro to seeing slowly

For some years now I have been considering writing some articles about painting that perhaps could be constructed into a book.  Since I am retiring I thought this might be a good time to start.  There are many very capable books about painting that go into far more detail than I would and written by […]

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Manning Park 75 years – Murray Phillips Painting

I am excited to have the opportunity to be able to be a part of BC’s Manning Park’s 75th Anniversary Celebration. Manning is a place of memories and retreat that is easy access to everyone. This is what they had to say about me. “Manning Park is thrilled to have Murray Phillips. Mr. Phillips has created […]

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The West Art Show at Cloverdale Rodeo

We were privileged to have another successful show at the Cloverdale Rodeo. View the video of our opening here.

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My Trips – Tofino and Ireland – Video

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Southern Cariboo

Once again, teamed up with artist-friend Mark Hobson.  This was an invitation from him to join him at a cabin in the Hat Creek Area in the Southern Cariboo in late September.  A cabin was graciously made available to us by friends and we had some spectacular days of painting and travelling through this dramatic scenery. […]

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Manning Park 2015

Manning Park has a special place in my heart because my father served as a volunteer naturalist there and showed some of the summer slide shows many years ago.  It is a stunningly beautiful park that is sometimes overlooked by people on the coast.  It is one of my favourite places and part of my […]

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Alaska Cruise – 2015

I had an opportunity this year (June 2015) to teach painting on the Holland America cruise to Alaska.  We were aboard the luxurious Noordaam – the premier cruising ship for Holland America.  A fine group of emerging artists had registered for the trip which involved two days of classroom teaching and several days with opportunities […]

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Ireland May – June 2015

It has long been a dream of mine to visit Ireland so when my wife and I decided to go to Ireland we were excited but at the same time we wanted someone from Ireland to accompany us – who better than dear friend and fellow artist Mark Hobson.  Mark has travelled extensively and also […]

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Tofino 2015

We decided to visit Tofino and dear friend and fellow artist, Mark Hobson.  He was kind enough to take us to his Float Home which is a relatively short boat trip up the inlet.  This artist’s hideaway is the perfect spot to relax but also to paint as the scenery is spectacular.  We went on […]

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