International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Organization
Phil Chadwick, Hon IPAP - Artist Statement
I am inspired by nature, family and fellow artists to see beyond the surface and to share the experience - a vision in pigment and texture.
My immediate goal is to extract the maximum amount of inspiration from the moment and to have fun doing it while surrounded by the natural elements. Somehow the inspiration finds its way on to the canvas. My simple desire is to make my next painting my new favorite and improve in capturing the essence of the subject with lots of colour and bold strokes !
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Biography: Phil “the Forecaster” Chadwick
Born and raised in the Kingston-Brockville corridor along the St Lawrence River
Started painting with the late Mario Airomi in 1967 and never stopped
Started drawing much sooner … probably around 1957
Trained at Queen's University as a nuclear physicist
Married to Linda
Meteorologist for Environment Canada since 1976 specializing in severe weather, satellite and radar meteorology and training
Operates a nature preserve on Singleton Lake in eastern Ontario
An avid canoeist and naturalist
Retired apiarist (bee-keeper since 1994)
Active "birder" and bird house builder
Occasional writer for nature oriented magazines
Artwork in many private and corporate collections around the globe
Many, many gallery shows
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Tour Speaker 2005-2006
“Tom Thomson Was A Weatherman” and other Weather and Climate orientated presentations
“Weather of Ontario” and “Passion of Phil the Forecaster” author
Phil occasionally conducts plein air workshops as well as teaching meteorology for EUMETSAT in various Scandinavian countries. Both art and weather are presented with a lot of fun and humour – “life is good!”
A passion for creation sums it all up! Inspiration comes from every element of a full life.
For more details on activities, awards and new art, please visit my website or “Google” of “Phil the Forecaster” or “Phil Chadwick”.
I keep my Blog current with new art and presentations.
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International Plein Air Painters Artists Organization WORLDWIDE Est. 10/19/01