Adirondack Icons by Phil

When I first spoke with art director Kelly Hofschneider at Adirondack Life Magazine she told me Phil's work has been pinned up at her desk for years. That's when you know it's a perfect match. Phil's nostalgic style captures the spirit of the beautiful Adirondack region. Described as rustic, naive and iconic Phil's illustration tells the story of the area through its landscape, animals and people.

Phil's handcrafted calendar for Gay Lea Foods

Creative director Andrew Gillingham of Agency59 chose the perfect artist to execute this unique idea to promote Gay Lea Foods' products.

Phil was given carte blanche in building an advent calendar and creating the art that adorns each door. If you look closely at the distressed quality of the construction and paintings you'd swear you were looking at a family heirloom.

You can see this advent calendar at work in the Gay Lea  Foods Facebook app. Each day a new door opens to reveal a festive cookie recipe.  

A little imagination is all this illustrator needs to manifest your dream content.  Check out more handpainted illustration by Phil the art guy.

Phil: Wild Turkeys for Country Gardens

  The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America.  In fact, did you know Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States?


Working with art director Nick Crow,  Phil created this beautifully evocative illustration--in his trademark wistful style, for an article in the Fall 2014 issue of Country Gardens magazine called Bird's-Eye Views.  Visit phil's entire portfolio of hand painted illustrations on wood here.


phil paints the first flowers of Spring

"Earth laughs in flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.  

Karen Weire-Jimerson included that great quote in her article "From Barren to Brilliant: Early spring bulbs are colorful antidotes to a drab winter". phil created the snowdrops below to accompany this article in the early Spring issue of Country Gardens. This was posted while watching snow drift by outside - can't wait to see my first spring flowers!