William S. Phillips

Aviation and Maritime Art of William S. Phillips
William S. Phillips biography

Aviation was my first artistic love, but my true, enduring love remains my Christian faith, home and family. So it is my pleasure to combine all of it in my work. The historical aviation subjects, I research; the contemporary and nostalgic subjects, I live.

Phillips grew up loving art but never thought he could make it his livelihood. At college he majored in criminology and had been accepted into law school when four of his paintings were sold at an airport restaurant.That was all the incentive he needed to begin his work as a fine art painter. Bill Phillips is now a renowned Aviation artist and the landscape artist of choice for many collectors. Bill's strengths as a landscape painter, a respect and reverence for a time and place, help him when painting aviation as well as classic landscapes. Phillips often spends days observing landscape subjects. Finding companionship with the land, he is able to convey the boundlessness of nature on the painted canvas inspiring a reverence for the natural landscape in its beholders. After one of his paintings was presented to King Hussein of Jordan, Phillips was commissioned by the Royal Jordanian Air Force. He developed sixteen major paintings, many of which now hang in the Royal Jordanian Air Force Museum in Amman. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum presented a one-man show of Phillips’ work in 1986. He is one of only a few artists to have been so honored.

In 1988, Phillips was chosen to be a U.S.Navy combat artist. For his outstanding work, the artist was awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Public Service Award and the Air Force Sergeants Association’s Americanism Medal. At the prestigious annual fund raiser for the National Park Service, Bill’s work has been included in the Top 100 each year he has entered the competition and his work has won the Art History Award twice.

Phillips was selected as the Fall 2004 Artist in Residence at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and tapped by the U.S. Postal Service to paint the stamp illustrations and header design for a pane of twenty stamps in 1997 entitled Classic American Aircraft. He was chosen again in 2005 for a pane of twenty stamps (ten designs) entitled American Advances in Aviation.

A Bandit Goes Down by William S. Phillips (P-51 Mustang)
$495.00
Advantage Eagle by William Phillips (F-15)
$1,825.00
Afternoon Departure at Stoney Point Light by William S. Phillips (Grumman Goose)
$395.00
Air Force Reflections by William S. Phillips (T-28 Trojan)
$395.00
Alameda Bound by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
$195.00
Among the Columns of Thor by William Phillips (B-24, P-51)
$295.00
And Now the Trap by William S. Phillips (F6F Hellcat)
$395.00
Approaching the Gate to Destiny by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
$195.00
A Prayer for My Brother by William S. Phillips
$275.00
A Time of Eagles by William S. Phillips (Spitfire)
$595.00
The Beginning of the End by William S. Phillips (B-29)
$450.00
CAPing the Tico by William S. Phillips (A-7 Corsair II)
$850.00
Chasing the Daylight by William S. Phillips (Stearman)
$850.00
Choctaw Afternoon by William S. Phillips (Sikorsky UH-34)
$95.00
Dauntless Against a Rising Sun by William S. Phillips (SBD)
Reg Price: $1,250.00
Sale Price: $937.50
Dawn of the Liberators by William S. Phillips (B-24)
$235.00
Denali Summer by William S. Phillips (De Havilland Beaver)
$725.00
Early Morning Visitors by William S. Phillips (Beech Staggerwing)
$195.00
Engaging the Enemy by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
$395.00
First Boots on the Ground by William S. Phillips (UH-1 Huey)
$475.00
Fish Tales at Beaver Camp by William S. Phillips (DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver)
$525.00
Fuel State Critical - Outcome in Doubt by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
$495.00
Give Us This Day by William Phillips (B-17)
$175.00
Heading for Trouble by William S. Phillips (AH-1 Cobra)
$825.00
The Hunter Becomes the Hunted by William S. Phillips (P-47, B-17)
$495.00
Into the Arms of the Dragon by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
$450.00
Into the Throne Room of God by William S. Phillips
$450.00
Intruder Outbound by William S. Phillips (A-6)
$225.00
Last Chance by William S. Phillips (deHavilland Beaver)
$495.00
Lethal Encounter by William Phillips (F-105)
$225.00
Lightning from the Sun / Into the Sunlit Splendor by William Phillips (P-38)
$595.00
The Long Green Line by William S. Phillips (UH-1 Huey)
$395.00
The Long Ride Home by William S. Phillips (P-51 Mustang)
$595.00
Mission Complete, The Journey Continues by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
$495.00
New Sounds in an Ancient Canyon by William S. Phillips (Ford Tri-Motor)
$725.00
On Wings and a Prayer by William S. Phillips (Spitfire)
$950.00
Phantom Thunder by William Phillips (F-4)
$175.00
Phantoms and the Wizard by William S. Phillips (F-4)
$2,395.00
Pride of Arizona by William S. Phillips (F-16 Falcon)
$225.00
Release Your Brakes and Hunt for Heaven by William S. Phillips (B-25)
$395.00
Returning Fire by William S. Phillips (UH-60 Blackhawk)
$145.00
Rising Into the Storm by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
$395.00
Rolling on the River by William S. Phillips
$425.00
Splitting a Pair by William S. Phillips (P-38 Lightning)
$195.00
Sunset Recovery by William S. Phillips (F-14 Tomcat)
$195.00
Thunder in the Canyon by William S. Philips (F-16)
$750.00
Toward the Setting Sun by William S. Phillips (B-25 Mitchell)
Reg Price: $395.00
Sale Price: $296.25
Two Down, One to Go by William S. Phillips (P-51 Mustang)
$595.00
Welcome Home, Yank by William S. Phillips (B-24 Liberator, Spitfire)
$595.00
Westbound: A Date with the General by William S. Phillips (B-25)
$550.00
When Prayers are Answered by William S. Phillips (B-17)
$595.00
When You See Zeros, Fight 'Em by William S. Phillips (F4F Wildcat)
$395.00