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  New Plein Air Take-Along Guide just released!

Just released!  "Plein Air Take-Along Tip Guide - Dealing With Those Nagging Problems Out In The Field" - Second Edition

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Phil's article in the March/April issue of Art of the West magazine.

Art of the West Mar/April 2009


First page of article on Phil, page 62



Phil makes a new friend on a painting trip to Big Springs, TX

He chose Phil's most expensive tube of paint to bite into.  From the looks of things, it didn't taste as good as it looked!


Phil's Workshop to San Miguel Allende, MEXICO - November, 2005 

Phil stands, pointing, as he explains his demonstration of the flamenco dancer in the courtyard.

Some of the workshop group gathers for dinner one evening in San Miguel.


Phil demonstrates portrait painting for a group of artists from Kansas City, MO



Phil Starke Plein-Air Workshop, Tubac, AZ

Phil demonstrates as he teaches a plein-air workshop in Tubac, AZ.



Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show and Sale, November, 2003 

The Mountain Oyster Club purchased Phil's painting "End Of The Day, Tucumcari, New Mexico" to hang in its permanent collection.



California Art Club Membership, September 30, 2003

Phil has been awarded Out-Of-State Artist Membership into the California Art Club.  Out-of-State Artist
members are included by invitation only.  For more information about the CAC please visit their website at  Or visit our Links page to access the California Art Club.


November, 2001 Issue

Phil Starke Feature Article


Cover Art


Pictures from the Demonstrations During The American Institute of Discussion
Seminar - Estes Park, CO

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Phil demonstrating during the seminar.  One of the non-artist participants purchased this painting during the seminar.

From left:  Dan Blanchard, Phil, and John Ward.  John is explaining why the mountain Phil is painting for his demonstration is called the Twin Sisters.

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           This is the scene Phil was painting.  These two peaks form the Twin Sisters. 
   They derive this name from the shape of their peaks, which look like two
faces laying on their backs, looking up to the sky.  Can you see them?



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While Phil was scouting out good painting sites near Cody, WY,   he came across this big guy.   This was too close for comfort!


Update:  Phil will be featured in the November issue of Southwest Art Magazine.


Collector asks Phil to paint her portrait

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Phil was asked to paint a collector's portrait in an outdoor, informal setting during his 3-day show at the Grapevine Gallery



News from Phil's trip to Carmel      

Phil's most recent award was received May 19, 2001 at the 2001 Carmel Art Festival
at Carmel, CA where he was awarded Honorable Mention, which included a monetary
award, for his painting "Whalers Cabin" .  Phil was very pleased with the event and
the painting that won the award sold that evening.  Both of Phil's entries sold during
the two-day event. 

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Here's Phil, on the left, talking with fellow artist, Glenn Dean at the Carmel Art Festival. 
These two are discussing where to meet up next.

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If you look where the red arrow is pointing, you will see Phil hard at work painting this
immense scene.  This west coast event provided quite an enjoyable challenge for Phil. 
Even though it was foggy a lot of the time, the coast provided beautiful scenery to put
on canvas.

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