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.

Recent accomplishments include a juried acceptance into The American Impressionist  Society National Exhibitions in 2013 and 2014. In addition, Jonathan participated in the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational (Atlanta, GA) in April of 2015.

Awards of note include the 2015 Museum Purchase Award at the Maritime Gallery. 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 periodically arranges workshops and courses in oil painting. His work can easily be followed through social media and e-newsletters, as well as his blog and website. Video samples of selected works in progress are also available, and have been especially popular among his collectors and fans.