"Only God creates. The rest of us just copy."
Welcome to my Online Studio!
I'm a traditional still life painter in the Old Master's Style. Each of my paintings is a one-of-a-kind original oil painting. I take great delight in bringing together those common things we all know with bright colors that bring back memories for you, the viewer. My goal is to bless you with color and memories.
Your art is gorgeous. I love traditional painting, finely done.
Your work I am drawn to is more personal. Such as the chokecherries that as a child I remember behind the house on the creek and laying on the lawn watching them sway in the sunlight.
I love my Phyllis Tag painting and am very proud of it. It makes me happy. It welcomes me home when I arrive.
About Phyllis and her work.
My desire to create began in my freshman Highschool art class with a teacher who taught me the basics and encouraged me to excel. Although I wasn't allowed to go to art school after graduating because my Dad said no, I still had a dream to continue with my art. In 1975 my husband and I had just finished our new house and he asked me one day, "Are we going to put something on these walls?" So I decided to attend classes and workshops and I learned to paint with oil. In retirement, I proceeded to follow my high school dream of starting a business with my paintings.
As I learned and painted, I discovered a passion for still life painting done in the traditional style of the Old Masters. I still enjoy creating a new painting, using vibrant colors; bold brush strokes and seeing the image come alive on my canvas. In 2016, I was juried into my first big art show with 60 other artists. That first year I was awarded "Best of Show." This was such a pivotal moment of affirmation for me as I was given recognition as a professional artist.
Insecurity and self-worth have always haunted me but no longer define who I am. My art, husband, family, friends, and faith have changed that. My still life paintings give me the chance to be the vibrant, creative person I was intended to be.
I want my art to inspire memories for the viewer of growing up, their grandma, or a special event of beauty. My wish is that every time a collector sees my painting on their wall, they will smile from the memories it creates. I create bright colored traditional still life paintings that are professionally done. My original, one-of-a-kind oil paintings are for sale on my website and at shows. There will never be another painting like yours. My goal is to make you smile and to be a "Blessing with Color."
phone number: 406.549.4333