Although he paints a broad range of subjects, William S. Phillips is best known for his aviation paintings. Few artists can capture the beauty and grandeur of an aviation scene as Phillips can.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2011
The painting depicts an aircraft carrier on the open sea at dusk. The massive ship exudes power and strength, and the brilliant, vibrant colors of the sky above and sea below emanate a message of hope for a bright future. Clouds hang low over the deep blue violet waters, enveloping the carrier with their mist. Two aircraft can be seen in the sky, returning from their missions that they have executed with resolve and fortitude.
"In this work, Phillips has truly captured the amazing sight of a aircraft carrier," said David Wilfong, spokesperson for World-Wide-Art.com. "The size alone of these ships is incredible, and there is nothing quite like it in the world. We are thrilled to offer this painting at World Wide Art."
Although he paints a broad range of subjects, William S. Phillips is best known for his aviation paintings. Few artists can capture the beauty and grandeur of an aviation scene as Phillips can, as he paints his subjects with a historian’s accuracy and can depict both contemporary and nostalgic aircraft to perfection.
Phillips has received numerous awards and is a highly collected artist. He was once commissioned by the Royal Jordanian Air Force and developed 16 works for that agency, many of which now hang in the Royal Jordanian Air Force Museum in Amman. In 1986, some of his work was presented in a one-man show at the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum, an honor few artists can claim. He has also received the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Public Service Award and the Air Force Sergeants Association’s Americanism Medal for his numerous depictions of American heroes.
The painting "Sunset Recovery" evokes a profound admiration and respect for the courageous individuals who serve as pilots and sailors in our armed forces. The artist had the opportunity to deploy on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) out of San Diego in the 1970s, and the detail he observed has been captured in this work of art.
"'Sunset Recovery' is ideal for collectors as well as naval and aviation enthusiasts," said Wilfong. "When it comes to aviation paintings, Phillips’ works are second to none. He is truly a special artist."
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