Phil Courtney is a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Following his education, he was employed as a billboard artist for outdoor advertisers in the Phila. area for more than twenty-five years. Phil began showing his own work following his move with his wife and children to Cape May, NJ in 1995. His work has been shown locally and in several shows at the FAN Gallery in Phila. By invitation, Phil also participated in the John Peto Museum International Juried Art Exhibition. Currently, prints of selected paintings by Phil are available at the SOMA NewArt Gallery in Cape May. He will be featured in an upcoming show at the SOMA NewArt Gallery beginning June 6th until July 5th 2020.
Phil paints a variety of subjects, both indoors and out, using oils and watercolors, depending on the subject and location. He is proficient in both mediums and has developed techniques for capturing the unique atmospheric conditions of the seashore, and the play of sunlight and shadows cast by the intricate details of Cape May’s Victorian architecture. Through his workshops, Phil wishes to share his education and exploration with painting, drawing, and capturing the images which inspire us to recreate them with a brush and paint.
August 2017 trip to France with four great artist friends. Jerry Craft, Eric Velasquez, E B Lewis and Tate Nation. E B, thanks for putting the trip together - it was an amazing ! Museums and painting - can't wait to go back !