The Art of Phil Kendall.
Making art & world travel are my greatest passions. My exploration of the world started in 1992. Since then I have been very fortunate travelling to destinations that as a child, of the early 1950's, I could only read about in old dog-eared tomes. Books, full of rich prose, numerous beautiful line drawings and only a few tiny black & white photographic images. For me those books were so inspirational. Now I take my photographs, make my own drawings and I make my own art based on my travel.
My art is patiently hand crafted on canvas using acrylic paints and acrylic inks. The art critics have described my art as one with a unique brand or style. In their words, it's art cut down to its beautiful essence. It's about colour, shapes, lines & light. This page can only give you a brief introduction to me and my art.
Please explore further into my website for more art click any red link for content [the PK Blogs] click any blue link to return to this page its a green link.
To contact me please click on the email symbol. it's on every page. Your feedback is really appreciated. You confidentially & privacy is assured at all times.
From The Buildings Collection: 40 x 50 cm. A Caribbean cruise 2010. A back-street kiosk, St. John's, Antigua.
The world has impressive must-see tourist attractions and it's always a tussle. People flocking to the photographic hot-spots, then getting their cameras out and then trying to figure out just how to use them, a sea of cameras waving in the air. Then there are other people making intensely slow panoramic videos of what is, after all, a static object! The alternative is an expensive copyright protected postcard or two.
Tourist attractions have been painted by a plethora of artists' since the beginning of time and their paintings can still be seen in any museum. I have no desire to add to this pool of sameness.
Away from that hectic world there are other sites simply crumbling away and tomorrow they will be gone. Here there are no people in the way just fences and vegetation concealing tantalizing glimpses of the past. This is just the starting point for my original art.
From The Miscellaneous Collection: 20 x 60 cm. A beach holiday Antigua 2011. It just had to be painted the light, the colour, the pattern.
The Collection pages: Buildings, Doors, Abstracts & Miscellaneous represent a themed retrospective exhibition of my art. My paintings are arranged in rows across the page. The most recent painting is located top left and the oldest painting would be found a the bottom & to the right.
Each painting has a story behind it and most of those stories can be found here on this website in my Phil Kendall blogs.
The New Art page: showcases my latest signed & catalogued work of art. Clicking on it will also reveal any current work of art still evolving on the easel.
From The Miscellaneous Collection: 50 x 40 cm Greek Island Syros Sunset 2013.
The About Phil Kendall page: explains why I use only the world's finest professional acrylic paints and acrylic inks, why my art is based on my personal photographic library and why I now paint in my art studio only.
The News page: gives the occasional personal update or highlights any pending or recent changes to this website.
Phil Kendall Blogs: is where I write at length about my art and the world of art. It's about my art materials & my tools. It's about my painting technique. Here you will also find the inspirations & the stories behind many of my paintings. You are invited to add your comments here also.
From The Abstract Collection: 40 x 30 cm Clove: Nineveh to Ophir an abstract 2009. Inspired by a childhood poem by John Mansfield.
From The Door Collection: 37 x 24 cm A Greek door in a distant abandoned mainland mountain village.
In 2008 The Art Studio of Meltemi became my artistic base. The website, meltemiart.com, introduced me and my art to the world. It was a success and my art sold worldwide until 2013.
By 2013 the hassle of running that commercial art studio had become too much. It was time to retire, to relax, and enjoy a simpler life. Today I've had the great pleasure of sharing my art and thank you for your visit. Email
UPDATED 01-09-14 ©PK 2014 V2508