Phillips, but my true, enduring love remains my Christian faith, home and family. So it is my pleasure to combine all of it in my work. The historical aviation subjects, I research; the contemporary and nostalgic subjects, I live. Phillips grew up loving art but never thought he could make it his livelihood. That was all the incentive he needed to begin his work as a fine art painter.Bill Phillips is now the aviation artist of choice for many American heroes and the nostalgic landscape artist of choice for many collectors. Bills strengths as a landscape painter are what gave him an edge in the aviation field: respect and reverence for a time and place. When one sees his aviation pieces, thoughts are about the courageous individuals who risked their lives for our freedom. In Bills nostalgic works, the viewer understands fully what that freedom is... The precious values that make life worth living.
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 Institutions 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. For his outstanding work, the artist was awarded the Navys Meritorious Public Service Award and the Air Force Sergeants Associations Americanism Medal. In 1991, three of Phillips works were chosen as part of the top 100 in Art for the Parks, the prestigious annual fund-raiser for the National Park Service, and one painting received the Art History Award from the National Park Foundation. "The Grand Expedition" William S. Phillips Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Canvas. Drift the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and you enter a cathedral that could only have been built by the hand of God. It is a journey of an infinite variety of colors and hues, where no view or form is ever duplicated.
Here, on the cool running river, the enormity and splendor of this great creation is revealed anew with every wind and turn. With "The Grand Expedition" William S. Phillips gives us a spectators view a John Wesley Powell encampment on one of his expeditions through the uncharted canyons of this American treasure. He and his crews did so in specially designed dories that were state of the art designs for the day. Today, the idea shooting the rapids of the uncharted Colorado in these tiny vessels inspires as much awe as the Canyons views themselves.
There is nothing more majestic to behold than the Grand Canyon at sunset, asserts Phillips. You begin with those stripes of horizontal color, layers upon layers of limestone to sandstone to granite. Throughout the day, as the sun transverses the sky, their colors change from instant to instant but nothing is more brilliant than when the low sun strikes the great walls and stone faces at days end.Shapes, forms and colors rise and fall in countless arrays throughout William S. This artwork is available as both a 33 x 22 MasterWork Fine Art Canvas in an edition of only 25 or as a regular sized 28 x 16 Fine Art Canvas in an edition of 50. Each of these magnificent works of art captures a momentary glimpse of history and beauty that can only be found in the great American southwest. 27" by 18", Edition size 50, signed by the artist.
All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist. Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number. For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it. There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting.
Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition. Rare objects are more valuable.
The term "giclee" denotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper.
The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "The Grand Expedition William S. Phillips Limited Edition Giclee Canvas" is in sale since Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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