I do not choose the subjects that I paint they choose me I just happen upon them in my endless wandering for inspiration and they appear when I least expect them.
Although I have painted landscapes in oils of city scenes and stop lights in an urban setting. I find I am drawn in later life back to my roots that of landscape and as I have always done still life .
My most recent forays have been to Maine and Nova Scotia places I have always wanted to paint and now have the luxury of doing so. I am drawn to the scenery as many artists have been in the past and will be in future.
Philip J. Carroll
About the Artist
Philip J. Carroll is a professional artist, lecturer and is the former Curator of Exhibitions for the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown and Collingswood, New Jersey 2005 - 2020. He grew up in Haddonfield, NJ and lives with his family in Collingswood where he has been a long term resident. He teaches water color for Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ and for Mainline Art Center in Haverford, PA. Mr. Carroll is a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA and studied Art History at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
His most recent exhibitions include an invitational group exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ (2016) and (2020); Artists of Yardley Group Exhibition , Yardley , PA (2016) and the Perkins Center for The Arts, Collingswood, NJ (2016).
He has had one person exhibitions of paintings at:
Warm Springs Gallery | Warm Springs, VA (2011)
Des Champs Gallery | Lambertville, NJ (2009)
Monmouth Museum | Lincroft, NJ (2007)
Recent group exhibitions include:
Ellarselie Open at Trenton City Museum | Trenton, NJ (2010)
Artists House Gallery | Philadelphia, PA (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)
Main Line Art Center | Haverford, PA (2007, 2008, 2009)
Deschamps Gallery | Lambertville, PA (2007-2010)
ADM Gallery | Philadelphia, PA (2005)
He is in many public and private collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.