I was born in Portland Oregon.
When I was about 4, Mom and Dad split and
Mom raised my older brother, Jerry, younger sister, Kathleen
and myself in Roseburg Oregon.
I went to St. Joseph's Catholic grade school.
After high school I was married for 4 years.
During my married time I was a Display Dept. Mgr.
for Roseburg's Montgomery Ward store.
Upon the breakup of my marriage, I joined the U.S. Navy,
and spent two years as a seaman on an ocean going tugboat
called the USS Nipmuc.
Then I was stationed for two years as an Illustrator-Draftsman
for an amphibious air traffic control squadron
called TACRON 21.
Immediately after which I went to the
University of Oregon and got a Bachelor of Science degree
in Fine Arts, with a minor in Anthropology
After which I cleaned carpets.
In 1983 my son was born, Ahanu. His mom is Serena.
But soon I became a graphic artist for a
Eugene based advertising Agency pasting up car ads.
Some people wanted me to help them set up a
silkscreening operation in Portland in 1992,
so I moved to Portland.
Years later while working on a painting
of the Bagdad Theater,
I met Dorothy
and we've been together ever since.
On July 2nd 2000, we got married.
With her support and faith in my painting,
I was at the beginning of a new phase
in my development as an artist.
And now . . .
Thanks for checking out my web site.
To comment or to purchase a painting, e-mail me at Phil@PhilFake.com