Trained at Queen's University as a nuclear physicist, “Phil the Forecaster" has been a professional meteorologist since 1976. However, painting has been his passion forever. For ten years, he studied under the late Mario Airomi, a famous Italian artist. Phil paints what he knows best: weather, nature, canoes and his family. There aren't enough hours in the day to record the inspiration that abounds.
Phil paints mainly “en plein air” striving for impressionistic realism. Something intangible and sometimes magical enters the art when one is actually out in the elements surrounded by inspiration. Bold colours and shapes can be found in the natural world if you only look. Phil’s art hangs in many private and corporate collections around the globe.
A passion for creation" sums it all up! Phil’s simple desire is to make the next painting his new favourite and to improve in capturing the essence of the subject with lots of colour and bold strokes!