The Art of Phil Kendall.

World travel and making art are my greatest passions. To date I have seen parts of thirty countries spread over five continents. Greece will always be close to my heart. What I have seen is the inspiration for the art shown here in my paintings.

As a young child in the early 1950's I learned to read from very old books about countries, people and exploration. The text was rich descriptive prose and the illustrations were elegant black line drawings.

Those books were so inspirational I just had to learn to draw and that was the easiest part of my story. The reading took more effort. Then I could only dream of seeing some of those places perhaps one day.

In 1992 I travelled to Crete with the intention of sketching on historic sites only to discover that this required various official consents but photography was widely permitted.

My art is patiently hand crafted on canvas using acrylic paints and acrylic inks. The art critics have described my art as having a unique brand or style. In their words, it's art cut down to its beautiful essence. It's aways about colour, shapes, lines & light. The simple beach scene, below, is a good example.

From The Miscellaneous Collection: 20 x 60 cm acrylics on canvas. A Caribbean beach holiday, Antigua 2011. ©PK 2015

Each country has those must-see attractions. Vast tourist crowds gather at each of the photographic hot-spots only to turn their back's to the site and snap their selfie. They no longer stand and study what's there to be seen, it's taken for granted.

Tourist attractions have been studied and painted by artists' since the beginning of time and their paintings can be marvelled at in any museum. I have no desire to add to this pool of sameness.

Away from that hectic world there are historic sites crumbling away tomorrow they will be gone. Here there are no people in the way just fences and vegetation concealing tantalizing glimpses of the past which may never have attracted any artist. This is the starting point for my original art. The example below gives an idea of what my art is about.

From The Buildings Collection: 40 x 50 cm acrylics on canvas. A Caribbean Cruise 2010, St Johns Antigua, an old, abandoned, back street kiosk. ©PK 2015

My paintings: date from 2008 and they are arranged in rows across the page with the most recent at the top left and the oldest is found ito the bottom right. Each painting has a story behind it. Most of those stories can be found in my blog.

My paintings are grouped by themes and they form a retrospective exhibition as four separate pages: Buildings, Doors, Abstracts & Miscellaneous

The New Art page: showcases my most recently signed & catalogued work of art.

From The Miscellaneous Collection: 50 x 40 cm acrylics on canvas. A Sunset on the Greek Island of Syros 2013. ©PK 2015

The About Me page: explains why I use only the world's finest professional acrylic paints and acrylic inks, why my art is based on my photographic library and why I now paint in my art studio only.

The News page: gives a regular update relating to me as an artist and my art.

My Blog page: is where I write about my art and the world of art. It's about my art materials & my tools. It's about my painting technique & the stories behind many of my paintings. You are invited to comment in 

From The Abstract Collection: 50 x 40 cm acrylics on canvas. The abstract version of the Syros sunset. ©PK 2015

Copyright & Piracy: a gentle reminder of what you can or cannot do with my art. 

From The Door Collection: 37 x 24 cm acrylics on a board. A Greek door in a distant abandoned mainland  mountain village. ©PK 2015

Brian's Pages: These show the artwork made by me for the children's author Ann Sharman © 2015.

For more about these books and their author please visit the book page.

Book One [Brian 1]


A 24 page book with 10 illustrations. A delightful story of a baby dragon living in a magic cabinet in a family home. To be shared with children from three to seven years old. © AS & PK 2015.

Book Two [Brian 2]


A charming 24 page tale of night-time exploration made by Brian & his friend Athena the terracotta owl who also lives in the magic cabinet...© AS & PK 2015.

Book Three [Brian 3] 


 A case of Western Green Dragon Influenza gets treated by Athena the wise terracotta owl in her nursing mode...© AS & PK 2015. This book is due to be published late 2015.

To  contact me? An email link can be found on each page. Feedback and comment is always appreciated. Your privacy & confidentiality will be respected by me at all times. You are not signing up to any newsletters.

Today I've had the great pleasure in sharing my art with you. And I thank you for your visit.

Updated:02-09-15 ©PK 2015 V0209