About the Artist
Philip Frey, (American, b.1967), paints a sophisticated, yet joyful portrayal of Maine coastal life. "Philip uses his vibrant palette to capture the intense light and intricate compositions of Maine's working harbors", writes Karin Wilkes in a 2009 solo exhibition catalog at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art . The artist says of his own work, "my primary interest in painting is color and light, as well as the process of painting itself."
Philip received his BFA degree in painting from Syracuse University and has studied with master artist, Alan Bray. He now lives in Sullivan, Maine where he works full time as an artist and teaches painting and drawing courses.
In praise of Philip's work, art historian and critic Carl Little writes in Art of Monhegan Island (2004), "Frey has a dynamic style and high-pitched palette which derive from a keen admiration for the fauvists, those revolutionary French painters..." and in Paintings of Maine (2006), "[He] renders a bold curve in the road with a palette to match: brash and bright. Frey is dedicated to painting Maine, be it mighty Mount Katahdin or Cleonice, a restaurant in his hometown". Philip's work was featured in an April 2009 article in Maine Home+Design, One's to Watch: A look at Maine's emerging artists commanding attention.
Frey is represented by Courthouse Gallery Fine Art and the Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunk. His paintings are extensively collected here and abroad.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Painting
Philip Frey11 Cedar Lane
PO Box 173
Sullivan ME 04664