A native of Cincinnati, Ohio artist Phil Hopkins studied with several well known local artists such as Robert Fabe while in college. Phil was invited to join the prestigious Cincinnati Art Club where he held his first one man show. Drawn to the West, Phil relocated to California while still working as an art director, illustrator and designer. After a long career in commercial art Phil was finally able to realize his dream of painting full time. A move to Utah in 1998 further deepened his love of the western landscape.
Phil's colorful and realistic depictions of the western landscape reflect his extensive illustrative background. His expert drawing skills bring his subjects to life whether he is depicting an antelope standing guard on a hill or a river flowing quietly through the dense forest of the Bitterroot Mountains.
Phil has shown his artwork in galleries in Ohio, California, Arizona and Utah and is currently affiliated with Gallery 25 in Ogden, Utah. His work is in public and private collections throughout the country. Two of Phil's paintings for the U.S. Air Force are in the Pentagon collection and a painting of the USS Des Moines, a ship Phil served on in the Navy, is in the Gold Star Military Museum in Des Moines, Iowa. His resume is replete with fine art awards he has received over the years.