Coastal Attractions

Seascape and Marine Painting



Jonathan McPhillips



January 6th

Saturday, 9am – 4pm



$130 Members

$155 Non-members

Materials upon Registration

Jonathan McPhillips, Made in the Shade", Portsmouth Arts Guild
Made in the Shade

Open to all media, Jonathan’s workshop is for the painter looking to enhance their skills while depicting the coastal scenery of Southern New England. An inspirational and encouraging environment will be fostered through critique and advice. Individual attention and demonstration will be emphasized. The basic principles of design, value, and color will be addressed as they apply to coastal subject matter. This is a studio workshop and participants are encouraged to provide their own subject matter through photos (ipads) or prior paintings.

Up to 2 in-progress paintings of any subject matter may be brought in for advice. Jonathan will demonstrate in the morning and the class will work on their own projects in the afternoon. Although the demonstration segment will be in marine art, individuals may choose their own subject matter for working in the afternoon, and individual attention will be given to all. The prevailing goal will be to approach painting as a fulfilling and enjoyable experience…a learning process that allows us to grow as artists and individuals!

Jonathan McPhillips, a Cum Laude graduate from Connecticut College with a BFA in Fine Art, celebrates the coastal splendor of New England through his captivating artwork. Equally adept at working in the studio or on location, Jonathan’s oeuvre encompasses harbors, beaches, vessels, and the distinct architecture of the coastal marine environment.

With an impressive list of awards and accomplishments, Jonathan’s artistry has garnered recognition on both national and international levels. His work has also been showcased in various U.S. embassies through the “Art in Embassies” program by the U.S. Department of State. Jonathan McPhillips’ recent accolades showcase his exceptional talent and dedication to his craft.

A dedicated educator, Jonathan shares his expertise and passion with aspiring artists through workshops and demonstrations across the United States. He has instructed at prestigious institutions such as the Hilton Head Art League Academy, Rockport Art Association, and Lyme Art Association, among many others. Jonathan McPhillips not only shares his artistic expertise through in-person workshops and demonstrations but also embraces the digital realm by providing video instruction through Epiphany Fine Art. This platform enables him to reach a broader audience of art enthusiasts and aspiring painters, guiding them on their creative journey and nurturing their passion for the visual arts. Through his video lessons, Jonathan breaks down his techniques and insights, empowering students to hone their skills and find their own artistic voice.

Artist Statement

“Each painting I create is a delightful challenge to conquer, a puzzle seeking completion, and an ode to the beauty of our surroundings. My ultimate reward is knowing that my work has captivated the hearts and minds of both friends and strangers. In a world of digital clarity, original artwork continues to offer a sense of mystery and enchantment. Through painting, I strive to forge connections between hearts and minds, unifying us through our shared experiences.”

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