Phil Starke


Phil Starke studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. He most enjoys paintng plein aire and capturing the mood, light, and color of the landscape. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West and Western Art Collector and he has received numerous awards. Starke's work hangs in collections around the United States.

Phil's teaching philosophy; The goals in a workshop are to give students an understanding of value, color and composition. A working knowledge of technique and materials. Then, as an artist how to set goals for improvement and growth, to know how to improve with exercises and study. Finally, how to approach painting as a career, how to plan and meet your goals.