Photo Credit: Adam Murphy

Joel Daniel Phillips’ work focuses on the tenets of classical draftsmanship employed in monumental formats. Inspired by the depth and breadth of human experience, he strives to tell the stories etched in the faces of those around him. Through the tip of his pencil, the artist seeks to find moments where our projected senses of self are transparent, allowing deeper, more truthful emotions to become visible. Phillips’ work has been exhibited at institutions and galleries across the United States as well as abroad, and he was recently the the 3rd prize recipient in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.