Jonathan McPhillips graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a Cum Laude Distinction in Fine Art. 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 three awards in three juried shows at the Salmagundi Club, NY, NY, in 2018. Jonathan also received signature status in The American Impressionists Society in 2018. He held several workshops last year including locations in Watch Hill, RI and Hilton Head, SC. Jonathan also continues to be invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the “Art in Embassies” program which has sent his work to U.S. embassies around the globe.
"Each painting is a problem to solve, or a puzzle to piece together; a playful, yet serious endeavor, and a celebration of our surroundings. There is no greater reward than knowing that a painting has captivated a friend or a stranger. We see many things everyday with heightened digital clarity, yet original artwork always conveys a sense of mystery and magic for all. I see painting as an unspoken and unwritten way to connect our hearts and minds through depictions of shared experience." Jonathan McPhillips
Recent Awards and Accomplishments
Jonathan received acceptance into The American Impressionist Society National shows in 2013, 2014 and 2017, which garnered him Signature Member Status. Jonathan is also honored to have been invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the “Art in Embassies” program, which expanded his work to an international audience in several U.S. embassies around the globe.
Teaching and Demonstration Affiliations
Other Awards and Exhibitions
2014 American Impressionists Society 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO
2014 Greenhouse Gallery Salon, San Antonio, TX
2014-2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA
2013 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art Juried Exhibition, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2013 American Impressionists Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Charlestown, SC
2013 Masters in Miniature Invitational, Trailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY
2012 The Noble Nocturne, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY First Place Award
2011-2013 American Society of Marine Artists 15th National Exhibition
2011 Elected Artist Member: Salmagundi Club NY, 2011
2011 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel California
2010-2018 The Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
2010 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional juried Exhibition Walls Fine Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC
2008 Little Compton, RI, Juried exhibition Honorable Mention
2005 Green River Gallery, Bristol RI, Award of Merit
2005 Blackstone River Gallery, Woonsocket, RI Honorable mention
2004 New York Yacht Club and The Newport Art Museum First Place "Best in Fleet"
2002 Newport Art Museum, Newport,RI, Honorable Mention Painting
2001 South County Art Association, Kingston, RI, First Place Award
2001 South County Art Association, Kingston, RI, Honorable Mention
2001 Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI, First Place Award
2000 South County Art Association, Kingston, RI, First Place Award
1999 Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI, Second Place Award
1999 Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI, Second Place Award