Ashton S. Phillips is an award-winning expressive abstract painter, who lives and keeps his studio in a particularly untamed and serenely beautiful stretch of remote high desert in Northwest New Mexico. He moved to this desert wilderness in 2016 to pursue full-time studio work, after falling in love with the fearsome beauty and expansive tranquility of the place.
A lifelong creative, Ashton received his formal fine arts training at the University of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA, where he concentrated on painting and expressive artmaking. Ashton maintains an active exhibition schedule, with recent solo and juried shows in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe, NM. His work is held in private collections across the country, and he will be completing his first large-scale public artworks as a featured artist in Albuquerque’s MuralFest this Fall.
When Ashton is not working on his own paintings, he teaches private art lessons out of his studio and facilitates art therapy sessions with at-risk youth. Ashton maintains gallery affiliations with Ghostwolf Gallery in Albuquerque, NM, the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM, and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, CA.