Phyllis Tarlow has been working professionally as an artist since the mid-1980's. After working as an illustrator, she gradually turning toward portraiture and fine art. Increasingly, oil landscapes have become the central focus of Phyllis's work. She paints en plein air and in her Hartsdale, NY, studio. Photography has been added to the mix over the years as photographic reference has become important to her work. Phyllis will be adding photos of subjects that she loves and feels work well as photographs and which she doesn't choose to paint at this time but would like to share.
Commissioned portraits of people, animals and houses also hold a place in Phyllis's work life. She has become well known for her sensitive portraits and is offering some of her animal paintings and drawings as prints on this site.
The artist exhibits work at Images Gallery in Briarcliff Manor. NY,The Flatiron Gallery, Peekskill, NY, Bannerman Island Gallery, Beacon, NY and Wish Rock Studio on Shelter Island, NY. Her work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions and group shows including those of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, and the Hudson Valley Art Association. She is represented in collections throughout the New York region as well as nationally.
Phyllis is an active member of two plein air organizations in the Hudson Valley region of New York--Artists in the Parks which is affiliated with the Palisades Interstate Parks Conservancy and Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters, a division of New York Plein Air Painters. She also belongs to the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, the Scarsdale Art Association, the Garrison Art Center, Art Association of Old Greenwich, Greenwich Arts Council and Westchester Arts Council. Memberships include Oil Painters of America and The Portrait Society of America. Phyllis is also a member of the Professional Photographers Society of New York State, and its Westchester chapter, Westchester Professional Photographers Association.
During the years that she worked as an illustrator, Phyllis's work appeared in Reader's Digest and other magazines as well as on young adult book covers, in textbooks, and in advertising and promotional literature for major corporations.
Phyllis holds a Masters Degree in Art Education/Art Therapy from the College of New Rochelle. She has studied art at the Parsons School of Design, Rockland Community College, Westchester Art Workshop, the Reilly League of Artists, and at workshops with noted portrait painters Daniel Greene and Michael Del Priore. Her landscape paintings have been influenced by study at the Cape Cod School of Art and by reading about and studying the works of painters past and present whose style she admires.