Artist-in-Residence Geoff Phillips, working on his now-complete mural for the Maple Creek Heritage District (image from www.geoffphillips.com)
We are pleased to welcome our last Artist-in-Residence for Summer 2016 to the Park: Geoff Phillips!
The first Artist-in-Residence in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Centre Block), SK, Geoff Phillips will once again be here painting and offering weekend workshops at our Artist's Cabin.
Geoff Phillips, born in Lumsden, SK, and now residing in nearby Maple Creek, completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina in 2005. Since then, he has been an artist-in-residence for the Canadian Film Centre's Habitat New Media Lab, and worked independently as a visual artist at the Untitled Art Society and Art Central in Calgary, AB, where he met and married fellow artist Connie (Gibbens) Phillips. For the last five years Geoff has served as Artist-in-Residence for the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK, where he provides art programming for park visitors and residents of Southwest Saskatchewan. Geoff has also painted large-scale murals for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, the town of Lacombe, AB, and the town of Maple Creek's Heritage District. Most recently, a piece from Geoff's Cypress Collection titled "Loch Lomond," painted during his residency in the park, has been acquired by the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their permanent collection and is now hanging in the Legislature Building in Regina, SK. Geoff has also been working on a new series of paintings, called "Plantscapes of the Southwest," which will be featured next fall in a solo show at the Swift Current Art Gallery, Swift Current, SK.
Come by the Artist's Cabin Fridays through Sundays in August, 10:00am to 4:00pm, to see Geoff painting and check out some of his work. You can also take in a workshop on painting with acrylics on canvas, held every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.