Bemis School of Art

Phil Lear

Visiting Artist

Phil has been painting professionally in the Front Range for almost twenty years. He has won awards for his plein air work, and gained considerable recognition for his renderings of intriguing figurative scenes. Whether painting landscapes or narratives, he approaches his art as a story-teller. A use of lively color and playful composition are hallmarks of his work.

Following an illustration-focused degree in commercial art, Phil traveled and took on various projects that nurtured his creative skills, before settling in Colorado Springs. He is honored to have his work in many private collections, as well as on view to the public through a number of business commissions. As an instructor he has taught for over a decade at numerous institutions in Colorado Springs as well as privately; his classes take a fun but practical approach to painting with deliberate manner in the alla prima style.

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