I've been in Gainesville since 1971, painting the world around me.

Eleanor Blair Studio

113 South Main Street

Gainesville, Florida  32601


People used to recognize James as the former All SEC Linebacker of the 1996 National champion Florida Gators or for his award winning television broadcasting, but more and more, folks are recognizing him as an accomplished artist.

Come see where it all goes down...

James Bates 

2519 SW 81t Street

Gainesville, Florida 32608

Alfred Phillips

1325 Northwest 53rd Terrace

Gainesville, Florida  32605

"Because I almost always paint realistically but never to the point of photorealism, I call my work 'contemporary realism', and it often has a narrative theme - sometimes humorous and sometimes serious.  Lately I have been introducing abstract elements into my work and experimenting with mixed media."

Alfred Phillips is a Gainesville-based artist who specializes in acrylic painting.  Educated at Louisville, Kentucky's Art Center School, with a full scholarship four-year studio degree, Phillips had a long, successful career in commercial art that included stints at ad agencies, then at his own graphics design firm.  In 2003 he closed the firm and took up acrylic...

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Gainesville Fine Arts Association

1314 South Main Street    Gainesville, Florida