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Phil Courtney

Phil Courtney is a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Following his education, he was employed as a billboard artist for outdoor advertisers in the Philadelphia area for more than twenty-five years. Phil began showing his own work after moving to Cape May, NJ in 1995 with his wife and children. His work has been shown locally at the former Washington Street Gallery, the SOMA NewArt Gallery, and the Ferry Gallery, as well as the FAN Gallery in Philadelphia. His work is also part of several private collections in South Jersey.

Phil has participated in the John Peto Museum International Juried Art Exhibitions. The Nature Center of Cape May featured Phil as their artist in residence for their annual fundraiser in 2019, “Catch of Cape May.” His painting in oil, “Magnolia Seed Pod,” was featured in the 2021 July/August edition of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Phil is a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. “Money Plant,” a watercolor by Phil, was selected for the society’s 121st Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper in 2021, where he received the PWCS 121st Exhibition Award. 

Phil has been teaching watercolor workshops for the past several years in the Cape May area and at the Rehoboth Art League. He paints a variety of subjects using oils or watercolors and is proficient in both mediums. Phil has developed techniques for capturing the unique atmospheric conditions of the seashore and enjoys using a combination of architectural details, seascapes, and landscapes in his outdoor paintings. His oil paintings of flowers capture the very essence of their purity with the freshness of being just picked. They are luminescent and elegant, calling attention to the intricacies, textures, and the collaborating parts of the living whole.

Artist Phil Courtney

"White House, Red Roof" 9.5" x 20.75" image 16" x 22" framed watercolor $950

Artist Phil Courtney

"Back Porch" 14.5" x 20" image 21" x 26.5" framed watercolor $975

Artist Phil Courtney

"Sailboat in Window" 17" x 11" image 22" x 18" framed watercolor $950

Artist Phil Courtney

"The Wooden Rabbit" 16" x 17" image 27.25" x 25.5" framed watercolor $1,200

Artist Phil Courtney

"Summer at the Point" 10.5" x 14.5" image 18" x 22" framed watercolor $950

The artwork pictured here is a representation of this artist's work. We aim to display only pieces that are currently in the gallery, though some may have been sold. If you are interested in purchasing a particular piece by this artist, please call the gallery at (302) 645-0551.

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