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 painting full time when he relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, earning multiple award and making sales on national and international levels. In 2013 he moved to Gainesville and became active in the arts community. He is currently on the board of the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, serving as Creative Director.