Photograph of Artist PHILIP HALE
PHILIP HALE
Franklin, Tennessee - United States



Original Artworks (19)

Philip Hale; Green Hill At Bajo Piuses 4, 2013, Original Pastel, 18 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241                            contemporary pastel/ drawing/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                          ...
Philip Hale
Original Pastel, 2013
18 x 13 inches (45.7 x 33.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Copey With Water Tank 5, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241                           contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                         ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2013
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Copey With Water Tank 2, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241                          contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                        ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2013
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Bajo Piuses With Mountain 4, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 19 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241                         contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                       ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2012
19 x 12 inches (48.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Philip Hale; Buildings With Mountain 2, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241                        contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                      ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2012
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Bajo Piuses Corner 1, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241                       contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                     ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2010
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Copey With Mountain 12, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 19 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241                     contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                   ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2012
19 x 11 inches (48.3 x 27.9 cm)
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Philip Hale; Copey With Trees 2, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241                   contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                 ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2012
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Bajo Piuses With Mountain 1, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241                  contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape                ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2012
30 x 18 inches (76.2 x 45.7 cm)
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Philip Hale; Taxi Parada 5, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241                 contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape               ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2011
40 x 24 inches (101.6 x 61.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Taxi Parada 1, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 22 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241                contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape              ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2011
22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)
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Philip Hale; Buildings With Mountain 1, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241              contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape            ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2011
30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
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Philip Hale; Bajo Piuses Buildings 1, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241          contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational/ art / landscape        ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2011
14 x 21 inches (35.6 x 53.3 cm)
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Philip Hale; Woman In Window Light, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 32 x 25 inches. Artwork description: 241       contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational art      ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2010
32 x 25 inches (81.3 x 63.5 cm)
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Philip Hale; Reclining Nude, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 32 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241      contemporary painting/ post- abstract figuration/ representational art     ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2010
32 x 20 inches (81.3 x 50.8 cm)
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Philip Hale; Las Gradas From Intersection 1, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 contemporary landscape, figurative, 21st century art   ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2010
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Philip Hale; Copey From Open Lot B4, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil on paper mounted on canvas ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2007
24 x 15 inches (61.0 x 38.1 cm)
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Philip Hale; Vacant Corner Lot 2, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 21 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil on paper mounted on canvas ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2007
21 x 14 inches (53.3 x 35.6 cm)
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Philip Hale; Intersection With Tires, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil on canvas ...
Philip Hale
Original Oil Painting, 2008
30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
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Artist Statement

These urban landscapes are from locations within a mile radius of my winter home and studio in Costa Rica. Though I am now doing most of my painting in Costa Rica, I work half the year in the US and part of this time as a free-lance certification inspector for the organic food industry. I have always been attracted towards the exotic but at the same time, seek my identity in the mundane; which I think might be a cultural trait of the Midwest I believe that for painting to thrive in this century as the high Art that it is, young painters, teachers, and the general viewing public should understand the concept of plastic or pictorial space, as found in the best paintings, and its difference from naturalistic space, as found in nature. I believe Hans Hoffmann’s teachings have proved true on this. He taught that plastic creation provides a three-dimensional effect but must exist two-dimensionally; where the picture plane is completely maintained. When this has been accomplished, a painting has tension, real force, and a breathing life - akin to harmonics in music. To me, creating this pictorial space is the real game in painting; and to do without it, (to paraphrase the poet Robert Graves) is like playing tennis without a net. I believe that the painter’s main job is to translate nature and naturalistic space into pictorial space. Once this is accomplished, you are free to read into it whatever you like...