Patricia L. Phillips is a goldsmith artist, creating one-of-a-kind works. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of shapes, lines and textures, with a limited utilization of color. Each piece is generally hand wrought in gold and silver, starting from sheet and wire, with gemstones added for balance. The techniques incorporated are pulled from modern to ancient methods designed to please the eye through balance. They are small sculptural art forms which speak of a blend between delicate grace and strength as part of self-expression. No discourse or social commentary is intended, and realistic imagery is limited to not interfere with the relationship between the work and the audience.
Patricia's metals are an outgrowth of her larger wall relief sculptures. Part of the challenge of the medium is achieving integrity and dignity while working with a reduced scale. Her art works speak of a strength and power which people gravitate toward.
The work of Patricia L. Phillips has been featured in numerous solo, two-person and juried group exhibitions throughout the eastern United States including six one-person shows in New-York City. Patricia's March 2000 show at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in NY has given was given a favorable review in Art News. Ms. Phillips holds a Masters of Fine Art from Florida State University with a focus on painting and sculpture. Patricia serves on the Florida Arts Counsel and has appeared as a guest speaker for them. She has participated on the Visual Arts Center of Panama City Board of Directors and served as Exhibition Chairman for five years.
She has judged and juried numerous select art shows in Florida. While her work focuses on jewelry, painting and sculpture, she has a diverse background in the crafts and art history. She has taught art history and the crafts including metalsmithing on the college level for sixteen years. She is a participating member of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths.
She is happy to share her understanding and excitement for the arts with others.