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. Ashton moved to this desert wilderness in 2016, after falling in love with the fearsome beauty and expansive tranquility of the place. Before that, he studied visual arts and painting at the University of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA. Ashton has exhibited widely since finishing his fine arts training, both on the East Coast and across the Southwest, and his work is held in private collections across the country. When Ashton is not working on his own paintings, he teaches art lessons out of his studio and facilitates art therapy sessions with at-risk youth. Ashton is represented by Ghostwolf Gallery in Albuquerque, NM, Galleria Carnivale in El Morro, NM, and the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM.