I am a self-taught artist Originally from Toronto, Canada, although I now happily make my home in the Midwest. With a background in interior design, I have been involved in art in one form or the other for most of my life.
I have been a stained glass artist for over 20 years, although in recent times I now only create my glassworks privately. My stained glass works have been in numerous shows as well as a design showhouse in Omaha, Nebraska.
I have also worked with metal sculpture and have appeared in several shows in that medium, and my collection of one-of-a-kind art dolls appeared in shows and several locations in the Omaha metro area as well.
In recent years I have turned my creative talents to the realm of painting.....
I am often asked why, exactly it is that I paint dead trees, and why so many of my paintings are ... well... sort of eerie....
I have no simple answer to that question, because I paint what I dream, of places that I've seen and I know but can't remember where, or when. I struggle endlessly to create them, to put onto canvas and paper what my mind sees so clearly in those haunting moments between asleep and awake, and it is the struggle to create that continues to drive me, and yet to bring me so much satisfaction.
In my landscapes I try to capture my inner soul, and in my landscapes I try to vent the explosions of thought and emotion that affect my life - bonds that all of us share, even if we never meet.
In my abstracts, I try to capture pure, raw emotion, the forces that drive us, shape us, torture us and allow us to share this human experience of being alive and all that it entails.
Creating is as much a part of me as breathing and to those of you who view these links and enjoy my art, THANKYOU!!!
Angie Phillips joined Fine Art America on April 30th, 2007.