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McKay, Phil

Painting – Drawing – Acrylic – Charcoal:

Phil McKay is a Sydney-based artist who works in acrylics and charcoal. He undertook 18 months study at the Julian Ashton Art School, followed by a number of short courses at the National Art School. Although Phil initially looked at traditional landscapes for inspiration, his current focus is on the urban environment.

The urban landscape is a reflection of his childhood passion of wandering the streets of his neighbourhood and country towns where his relatives lived. He has a fascination with the angles roofs create against one another, and against the sky, and the unusual shapes and spaces created by streets and pathways.

In 2014 Phil leased a studio in an artist complex in St Peters enabling expansion of ideas, experimentation in new styles and at-hand support and critique.

Phil is an Associate Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW and a member of the St George and Randwick Art Societies.