Geoff Phillips is a Saskatchewan artist living in Maple Creek, SK. His works are primarily oil paintings on canvas and they focus on the unique Canadian landscape, people, and wildlife found here. Geoff’s mission is to bring people closer to their environment and foster learning and understanding of species, ecosystems, interconnectivity through art, and unlocking people’s natural aptitudes and inclinations towards God. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina, attended the artist residency at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, worked independently as an artist at Art Central and the Untitled Art Society in Calgary, AB, where he met and married fellow artist Connie (Gibbens) Phillips. While in Alberta Geoff produced two murals for the SAIT campus, and one 17ft feature painting for the Lacombe, AB, Town Hall entry. Geoff and Connie make their home in Maple Creek, SK, where they served as the artist in residence at Cypress Hills Park from 2010-2017. Since then the two have participated in numerous public outreach initiatives in the province including an Arts Smart project in Hazlet, a Main Street Revitalization Heritage Mural project in Maple Creek, and a Culture Days mural project in Gull Lake as well as Climax. Geoff was chosen to represent Canada as one of 15 artists involved in the signature Canada 150 project “Canada C3” that featured a Coast Guard Vessel sailing around the country’s three coasts for 150 days to meet with Canadians to discuss climate change, Reconciliation, and diversity and Inclusion. Most recently, Geoff, along side the S. W. Sask. Oldtimers Museum has been awarded a Heritage Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Community Development for the Living Heritage project in Maple Creek that saw the town’s history come to life with hands on art experiences. His most recent exhibition entitled “Plantscapes of the Prairies” is currently on tour around the province in OSAC affiliated Galleries. For more information or to contact Geoff, you can find him at www.geoffphillips.com
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