The Winged Tiger, the harbinger of peace, love and all good things, stretches his wings on his journey to visit his dear friend, The Lace Princess. A metaphor for remaining peaceful on our journey through life.
Bridge to Love
Phil was inspired to paint this scene when he met his wife, Linda. The love she provided was a bridge to a happier life. He wants to share that love with the world, so this piece would make a perfect gift for your special someone.
Stonehenge has long been a mysterious place. Believed to have been erected between 3000 and 2000 B.C. Some believe that King Arthur sent Merlin to remove the structure from Ireland and transport it to England, where it is found today. But you don't need Merlin to bring the magical powers of Stonehenge into your home. Matting and Framing is recommended for this piece.
The Norse Church
Christianity came to Iceland a little over 1,000 years ago, but before that happened, churches like this would have been filled with worshippers of Thor, Odin, Frigg, and other Norse gods. A recent resurgence has brought this ancient religion back into the light recently, represented here by a horse (a prevalent symbol of Nordic mythology) coming upon a Nordic Church in the forest.
A True Victorian
During Queen Victoria's reign the world went through great changes, including possibly the greatest change of all time, The Industrial Revolution. With more people working than ever before, housing was needed. Many variations of the Victorian style have been made throughout history, here we see a very colorful, seaside Arts & Crafts-style home. A lovely piece no matter what type of architecture surrounds you.
Legend says this beautiful cove in Nova Scotia was named after a survivor of a shipwreck at Halibut Rock. It's easy to see why so many artists flock to this beautiful location. Phil has depicted a storm rolling in, perhaps an homage to Hurricanes Juan and Bill, which rolled through in 2003 and 2009 respectively, damaging roads, homes, and the breakwater. Put this piece up to remind you that despite life's storms, we all can find respite in recognizing the beauty around us.
A Thriving Desert
Most of us who have visited the desert may not notice the life that resides within. Phil is adept at capturing the flora and fauna of any landscape, and this is no exception. A small adobe house can be seen in the distance, as two wild horses pass by, undoubtedly looking for an oasis to quench their thirst. The moon rises to provide a small beacon of light to help guide their way.
The Grand Canal
Flanking the Grand Canal are more than 170 buildings, most dating from the 13th to 18th centuries. Here we see a relatively slow day on this bustling waterway, where you will commonly see tourists and lovebirds enjoying a serenade from a gondolier. A striking example of Phil's expertise in painting architecture and fastidious attention to detail. A lovely piece for anyone who has been to Italy, or has dreamed of visiting this beautiful city.
St. Basil's Cathedral
Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in 1555, St. Basil's Cathedral is one of the more beautiful structures in Moscow. Built to resemble a bonfire rising into the sky, it is a striking example of Russian architecture. Phil has captured several of the spires at nighttime, making their striking colors even more vibrant. Vladimir Putin would be proud to hang this on his wall.
Bruges was a critical Belgian trading post for over 300 years, from the 12th to the 15th centuries. An important test bed for entrepreneurship and capitalism, Bruges served has a critical hub for commerce and trade before being overtaken by Antwerp in the 17th century. Bruges served as a thriving testament to the traders, weavers, and artists who settled there. Known for their lace work, it is easy to see why Phil's Belgian friend, Lieve Jerger, is so adept at creating her masterful copper lace creations.