Saturday, July 29, 2017



Hi everybody. "KONA" is my watercolor on watercolor board 15" x 20".

He was all heart and kindness. This was a commission. Kona and I became good friends when I cared for him when just a pup while his humans were away. He never forgot the days we romped on the beach! It always brought a huge amount of joy to spend time together. This portrait stands now as a cherished reminder of his light. You will find more of my Coastal Journey art

I am available to discuss portraits of your friends and family from the animal kingdom. Just drop me a note at with an inquiry. If you dig what you are seeing here I hope you will share. Catch up with me for a follow on Facebook!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

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All art/ photography © 2017 Alan Phillips

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Gift Of The Sea


Hi everybody. One of the great pleasures of my life is the sea, the shoreline and what I find on my Coastal Journey, what my Coastal Journey finds in me.

I marvel at the birds, the waves, the clouds, the rhythms, the dunes and the overwhelming sense of serenity and well being from spending time there.

It is my intention that some of that vibe comes into your world today when viewing my photography.

If you would like to enjoy my oil paintings on canvas stop by
and if you enjoy what you are seeing please share with your friends both here and you can now follow me on facebook I have recently been featuring some of my most popular works on t-shirts and stationary items here my shop on Zazzle called Sunnybeachman.

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come....

All art/photography © 2017 Alan Phillips

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunny Nap At The Beach


Hi everybody. Shorebirds are one of my major focal points on my Coastal Journey. They have an infinite variety of shapes , sizes and behaviors in addition to their simple beauty. Isn't it amazing how relaxed this lady is enough to close hers eyes and enjoy the warmth of the sun?

You can see more of my coastal journey, please stop by
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All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips 2017 ©

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Feelin Good


Hi everybody. I first heard the song "Feelin Good" when I was a kid in my mother's house. Nina Simone was the vocalist. I believed every word she sang.

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me yeah
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
River running free, you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good


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Photography/art copyright Alan Phillips © 2107

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rainy Day


Hi everybody. I love a rainy day. Rainy days at the beach offer a wealth of joy in different ways than a welcome day of bright blue sky sunshine does.

In my art photography here muted tones come together to create softer palettes in color hues. I enjoyed seeing these ochre, red, subtle green, blue colors collaborating in a peaceful harmonies. It's like you could float in the air, right?

You can catch a whole bunch more beautiful scenes from the coast done in oils on canvas and watercolors on my fine art site please come by and have a look around. The works for sale are listed as available and those sold with a red dot if you are looking for something special to add to your collection.

Now if you like to wear your favorite art or coastal scene come on by over at and have a look at this beautiful hibiscus painted in oils featured on a black t-shirt.. Your friends will be wondering where you got it!

Thank you for looking at my work today.

More to come......

All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips © 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Little Thrill At Pete's Bar & Grille.


Hi everybody. Well, it is nature after all! I like to step outside the lines occasionally just for fun with my art photography. This is one of those times!!

It’s overwhelming.  I’m exhausted. It’s the work, the stress, the POTUS tweets
My remedy is to grab my baby and head on down to Pete’s

I say “Darlin, the madness is too much and we’ve got to get out!!”
She smiles. “I’ll put on my red dress and my high heel sneakers lover. No need to shout!”

I say “Honey, you are lookin’ so tempting and sexy  tonight
You better wear some boxing gloves in case Doug Oakes might wanna fight.”

We waltz right in,  greet our tribe and hoist a few
Most nights it’s the nest over which the cuckoo flew
We lay our quarter down,  pick up a cue
The eight ball is my pal tonight. Stick and ball know what to do

Now we’re feelin ahh-right,  a full adjustment from our week of troubles
Staggering outside we laugh out loud at the sunset in our beer goggle bubbles!

Photography and words copyright Alan Phillips © 2017

Have a look around at  to see and enjoy my watercolor and oil painting art featuring my coastal journey!!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

All art/words/photography ©2017 Alan Phillips

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Benevolent Beauty of the Sunday Morning Sunrise


Hi everybody. I like things that are subtle. I like the other more high impact stuff too but in views like this one you have a chance to take a moment, breathe and look around. It's understated.

This is from my photo art series. If you would like to view my fine art oil paintings of my Coastal Journey. C'mon over to and feel free to sign up for my newsletter.

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All art photography © copyright Alan Phillips 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

From Sea to Shining Sea.


Hi everybody. Freedom is among the greatest gifts that I enjoy. Happy 4th of July.

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All art/ photography copyright Alan Phillips ©2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Soaring Soul


Hi everybody. Wouldn't it be fun to be a bird? Just for a minute, an hour? Lift off and fly wherever you want. I see the kite boarders and the folks with the power parasailing-gliders and boy does it look like a blast having all that air time and being in control of it.

I have experienced air time at different occasions in my life. It is exhilarating and peaceful at the same time. This is one of my art photographs expressing the idea of freedom in gliding over the land and the beauty of the coast.

You can catch many more of my Coastal Journey ideas in oil on canvas fine art at I invite you to join my newsletter email group too where I post my newest works first and have offers exclusive to my friends.

Check out my Zazzle shop called  Sunnybeachman to dig some of the cool Coastal collection of posters, prints and T-shirts!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come......

All art photography copyright Alan Phillips © 2107