4th Annual ISAP International Open Online Show

April 2012



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The Juror


Marilyn Hughey Phillis


Marilyn Hughey Phillis




Juror's Statement


Painting should be true personal expression. Projected images, which make drawing easier, but often take away from personal expressive work should be minimized. Those entries chosen were of very high caliber and that made it difficult when it came to choosing the actual show. The many admirable entries from such good artists made this a challenging and interesting task. I think the viewing public will be impressed with the high quality shown and I am wishing that it could be properly hung in an appropriate exhibition space!!



About the Juror


Marilyn Hughey Phillis, whose background is in both art and science states, "Every painting is an adventure in the search for truth and beauty through the use of color, form and light. I am always looking beyond the surface to the depiction of the human response to nature. It is not just what the eye sees, but what the soul senses, that I find important, and the statement I want to communicate in my work."

Known for her expressive watermedia paintings ranging from representational to cosmic abstraction, Marilyn Hughey Phillis has served as juror for many major national and regional juried exhibitions.

Marilyn is widely known for her inspiring lectures and creative watermedia, collage, and healing arts workshops throughout the United States.

The author of the best selling 1992 Watson Guptill book, Watermedia Techniques for Releasing the Creative Spirit, has also had work included in five other books and several periodicals in the U.S., England, and China.

Jacqueline Hall, Art Critic for the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) comments that the artist "gives viewers fleeting suggestions rather than definite representations. She offers subtly tinted amorphous masses, which take on different shapes and meanings, according to eyes, mind, and emotions."

Phillis, an Ohio native, currently living in Wheeling, WV, may be contacted for workshop or jurying information at 72 Stamm Circle, Wheeling, WV, 26003. (304) 242-6831. e-mail: mhphillis@aol.com.



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