Ray Phillips

Ray Phillips was born in Winnipeg in 1941, growing up in an environment that encouraged artistic expression. His grandfather, famed Canadian watercolourist, Walter J. Phillips and his father John Phillips of Phillips Advertising, were highly influential in his pursuit of an art career. As a son and grandson of artists, he strongly believes that art is in his blood. Ray received his art education at the University of Manitoba School of Fine Art. He honed his watercolour and airbrush technique during his long career with Phillips Advertising. He also received inspiration from dozens of artists he associated with during his career. It was during his career as a commercial artist that he honed his skills in watercolour and airbrush technique. Despite the demands associated with his successful commercial art business, he always managed to find time to devote to his own creative work. Today, Ray devotes his full energies to pursuing his creative vision. The excitement of painting, according to Phillips, begins with the selection of a subject and working with it to achieve good design. Each painting represents many hours of work, involving equal parts of technical skill and inspiration. Most importantly, he receives tremendous satisfaction from transforming a blank piece of paper into an image that brings enjoyment to others. Ray Phillips' original works are watercolour paintings, which are painted in a combination of traditional watercolour technique and airbrush. His limited edition prints are produced in the artist's studio by the artist himself. Each step in the process, from scanning and colour correction to printing with fade-resistant pigment inks onto archival paper is completed by Ray to his own exacting standards. Watercolour paintings by Ray's grandfather, Walter J. Phillips continue to be avidly sought-after by collectors today and Loch Gallery of Winnipeg is pleased to represent Ray Phillips, the current generation in the continuing Phillips art tradition.

Available artwork: 
River Ice Breakup by Ray Phillips
River Ice Breakup
Watercolour, 10.3 x 13
Offsite
Island Driftwood by Ray Phillips
Island Driftwood
Watercolour, 15 x 12
Offsite
Herring Gull by Ray Phillips
Herring Gull
Watercolour, 8.5 x 12
Offsite
Evening Reflection by Ray Phillips
Evening Reflection
Watercolour, 8.12 x 12
Offsite
Totems at Alert Bay, BC by Ray Phillips
Totems at Alert Bay, BC
Watercolour, 15 x 10.13
Offsite
Below the Falls II by Ray Phillips
Below the Falls II
Watercolour, 14 x 10.75
Below the Falls by Ray Phillips
Below the Falls
Unframed watercolour
Watercolour, 12 x 8.375
Offsite
Cowichan Bay Pier by Ray Phillips
Cowichan Bay Pier
Watercolour, 16 x 11.75
Offsite
Sturgeon Creek by Ray Phillips
Sturgeon Creek
Watercolour, 10 x 8
Offsite
Arbutus Hill by Ray Phillips
Arbutus Hill
Watercolour, 11 x 14
Offsite
Inukshuk by Ray Phillips
Inukshuk
Watercolour, 15 x 10.75
Driftwood by Ray Phillips
Driftwood
Watercolour, 15 x 10.25
Offsite
Cowichan Bay Tugboat by Ray Phillips
Cowichan Bay Tugboat
Watercolour, 16 x 11.25
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
After The Fire by Ray Phillips
After The Fire
Watercolour, 16 x 11.25
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Rocks Near Point No Point by Ray Phillips
Rocks Near Point No Point
Watercolour, 15 x 10.5
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
The Windsurfer by Ray Phillips
The Windsurfer
Watercolour, 16 x 11
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Wickaninnish Centre by Ray Phillips
Wickaninnish Centre
Watercolour, 16 x 11.25
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Westwood Lake by Ray Phillips
Westwood Lake
Watercolour, 16 x 11.25
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Alert Bay by Ray Phillips
Alert Bay
Watercolour, 16 x 11.25
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
The North Shore by Ray Phillips
The North Shore
Watercolour, 10.625 x 16
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Millstone Creek, Nanaimo, BC by Ray Phillips
Millstone Creek, Nanaimo, BC
Watercolour, 17 x 11.5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Morning Mist by Ray Phillips
Morning Mist
Watercolour, 8 x 12
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Autumn Moss by Ray Phillips
Autumn Moss
Watercolour, 15 x 10
Offsite
Pine Sentinels by Ray Phillips
Pine Sentinels
Watercolour, 10.625 x 16
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Winterscape by Ray Phillips
Winterscape
Watercolour, 9.1 x 17
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
American Hazelnut by Ray Phillips
American Hazelnut
Watercolour, 15 x 10
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Spring Breakup by Ray Phillips
Spring Breakup
Watercolour, 18 x 11.5
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
The Harbour Master's House by Ray Phillips
The Harbour Master's House
Watercolour, 15 x 10.5
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Queen of Oak Bay by Ray Phillips
Queen of Oak Bay
Watercolour, 15 x 10.25
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Ray Phillips
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Established living contemporary
Born: 
1941

 

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