Phil Fisher is one of Naples’ most recognized and popular artists. He has lived and painted in South Florida for over 37 years. Many of his watercolors boast images of Naples and the surrounding Everglades and its wildlife. Phil’s formal art education began early in life with the influence of his talented father and the encouragement of his proud mother. “I was born with a brush in my hand. Mom’s never quite gotten over that.” He studied at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL, The Instituto d’Allende in San Miguel, Mexico, The University of Toledo, and The Toledo Museum of Art. He has also studied with such noted artists as watercolorists Walter Chapman and Don Andrews.
Phil’s watercolors have juried by his peers into many national and international exhibitions and garnered many awards. More than 50 corporations, internationally, have his work, including Anderson Consulting, Lucient Technologies, Turner Industries and Sprint.
Phil’s list of commissions include several large oils for the Collier County Museum, book illustrations, and images for prints to raise to raise funds for a multitude of art and wildlife organizations including “Endangered Species Research Foundation, Inc.”
“I believe it is best for an artist to paint from the heart and not to fall into trappings of what’s popular. Doing work for causes we believe in often brings controversy, but we are nothing if we don’t stand on the principles which we believe are fair and just.” An artist must place more value on why you are doing a painting and less on how to do it. Often the suggestion of nature’s perfection is more interesting than the thing itself. “I consider myself a “general practitioner” of art, enjoying the challenge of different subjects and approaches that interest me.”
Phil owns and operates Phil Fisher Gallery with his artist wife, Natalie Guess, who also owns Guess-Fisher Gallery, Etc. His Gallery/Studio is newly located at 810 Twelfth Avenue South in the Crayton Cove Area near the Naples City Dock. Phone 239.403.8393.
GUESS-FISHER GALLERY is located on Fifth Avenue South at 824 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL Phone 239.659.2787.
Other locations his work may be seen include:
• Main Street Gallery, Leland, Michigan
• Bridges Gallery of Fine Art, Saint Charles, Illinois
• Gallery on Main, Bay Harbor, Michigan
• American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
• Internationally at Oggeti D’Arte, Grandi Carlo, Bellagio, Italy
• WARD Gallery, Harbor Springs, Michigan
“I like to think of my paintings as sanctuary for those whom feel anesthetized by technology.”
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