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Behind the Canvas: Jonathan McPhillips

February 9, 2019

Experience a unique series of four programs with award-winning Maritime Gallery artists in the beautiful setting of the Maritime Gallery on the banks of the Mystic River. Hear their personal stories on how to create a work of art through lectures, slide presentations, and live demonstrations. Learn what inspires their creativity from sketch to finished masterwork. Discover what art collectors today look for in a painting – whether for personal enjoyment or investment.

On February 9, Purpose and Process: Conceptualizing and Creating a Maritime Painting

Jonathan McPhillips, painter and instructor, demonstrates his process for creating a maritime-themed painting. Using sketches, plein air studies, photo editing tools, and memory, he formulates each painting with a unique style that elevates the source material to a higher level of visual attention and painterly expression.