Jonathan McPhillips

Jonathan graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a Cum Laude Distinction in Fine Art. Now residing in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, Jonathan’s artwork has evolved into a celebration of coastal New England. Working equally in the studio and on location, his work includes the harbors, beaches, vessels, and architecture of our coastal marine environment.

In 2017, Jonathan achieved Signature Member status in the American Impressionist Society.

Recent accomplishments include: Honorable Mention Award in April, 2017 at the Boats, Beaches and Surf National Juried Show at the Art League of Rhode Island. He also participated in the American Impressionists Society National Exhibition in 2016. In addition he participated in the Olmstead Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA in April 2017. Other Awards of note include the 2015 Museum Purchase Award at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum. In 2004, Jon received the First Place-Best of Fleet Award at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI, for “Courageous Convictions”, his 12 meter yacht replica. Jonathan was also honored with an invitation by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the “Art in Embassies” program in 2006, which expanded his work to an international audience. Jonathan’s maritime work is also on display in the offices of Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, both in Providence, RI and Washington DC.

Jonathan’s maritime work is also on display in the offices of Rhode Island Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, as well as several US Embassies abroad, as part of the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. He periodically arranges workshops and courses in oil painting.