Monday, July 18, 2011


Another in my homage to Andrew Wyeth.
Acrylic on canvas. 30"x20"

Friday, June 03, 2011

Kinder Scout (Dad's final resting place).

We scattered Dad's ashes on the stunning hills of Kinder Scout, above Manchester.
When we'd finished, a blizzard swept through and left us a little concerned for our safety, what with high winds, sleet, rain and a hike back down to the pub to contend with.
Beautiful day though!

4'x3' Acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, June 02, 2011


I took the tape I used to mask a series of paintings I had been working on and laid them out
in rows. I was amazed by the vibrance of the colors emerging on the (nearly) discarded tape so
I turned it into a piece in its own right.

Painted masking tape on foam-core.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Car differential

Acrylic on canvas.

Jackson Bollocks

I was interested in creating a "pollock-esque" piece and was pleased with the outcome!
Acrylic on panel board.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Granada, Spain series

2 paintings inspired by a recent spring trip to Granada, Spain. These were 2 views in the olive grows above the Alhambra place.

Acrylic on canvas.


Weathered Wood / Sunrise beach

This was created on panel board using the sun-dried, rusty nail technique of the next few pieces.
4' x 2' panel board, mixed media.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bleached scene

Number three in a series. Panel board with bleached wood and nails rusted in vinegar.
Yeah you heard right

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Weathered Wood 2

Another in a series of weathered materials.
I left this panel outside on the deck for 3 weeks and the rusty nail vinegar combination made for some interesting colors.

Pine wood and various materials. 36" x 12". $750

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Weathered wood

A new direction for me based on an idea by brother Paul.
This landscape was created using the elements and "found objects."
Old rusty nails and cups of tea (poured over the piece) add to the color and texture,
the wood is then left outside to the mercy of the elements. This piece was placed on the deck for 3 weeks.

Pine wood panel and weathered materials. 24"x8".


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


A painting completed for the 'Doubletake" twins exhibition in Kansas City.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Home Work

Number 4 in the series: Raiders of the found Art

Tattoo Jesus

This has an interesting story attached to it. I was driving by a church in Kansas City and noted that they had a pile of junk on the side of the road. On closer inspection I found this old print of the 'bearded one' sat in the dust! Unbelievable.
So I did some recycling of the work myself!
Mixed media. Old print and sharpie pen. 18"x12".



Another in the Raiders of the found art series. I found this Debbie Reynolds-Pat Boone album in a junk shop and it seemed perfect to hijack.

Mixed Media and ink.

Es against As

Found print with print block and ink.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


My homage to the work of Andrew Wyeth. I really studied/admired the way he handled skin tones
and attempted to capture that technique here.
Acrylic on canvas. 2'x3'. $3000.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blue Chair

This was an experimental piece. I wanted to play with lighting and
created the simple still life to achieve the look.
Acrylic on canvas. 36" x 40". $850.

The world according to Phil

This was a self portrait completed nearly 10 years ago (hence my youthful appearance!
Just now loading to my site.
4' x 2', Acrylic on panel board. NFS (unless you twist my arm!)

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I revisited my photo-realistic roots for this one. I wanted to capture a portrait of someone in an ultra-real manner.
Number 2 daughter (by age!)Meghan was my willing subject. I am at the stage of the painting where, even now, I'm not sure whether it's finished (or not).
I also tried using a lot more pencil in the finishing stages.
4' x 2' acrylic and pencil on masonite.
NFS (unless you want to pay me a few thou!)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Coy Koi #1

A further play on the pond reflections series.
Acrylic and pencil on masonite board. 4'x2'.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Lauren reflection #1

Third in a series of reflection pieces featuring daughter Lauren by the trusty pond in Lake Bluff, IL.
Acrylic and pencil on masonite board. 4'x2'. $2500.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Megreflection 1

This is the second in a series of "pond reflections" featuring daughter Meggy by the water, in Lake Bluff, IL.
Hey, if Monet can do it etc..

Acrylic and pencil on masonite.


Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ice Pond

This was based on a shot I took of my pond in Lake Bluff, IL.
The ice formations were amazing and it inspired me to do this M.C. Escher
like painting.

2' x 4' acrylic and pencil on masonite. $2500.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


A brand new commission for the 3 year anniversary of a KC PR company.
Acrylic on masonite. 24" x 10" NFS.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Castleton Hill

I wanted to do a landscape with a difference; I wanted to use the drama of the Pennine hills and let the viewer feel the incline of the hillside, almost as if you would fall over if you didn't take care. The traffic cones were added as a sense of direction but also disorientation to the viewer. It takes me back to my cross-country days when you followed marked courses across the fields.

Acrylic on canvas. $850

Monday, September 03, 2007

Macclesfield Forest 2

View to 'The Cat and the Fiddle' pub above Macclesfield Forest,
Northern England. Acrylic on panel board. 2' x 4' . $1500.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ward Parkway

A quick sketch of Ward Parkway, Kansas City.
Acrylic on canvas board. A steal at $250!

Macclesfield Forest

Acrylic on 4' X 2' panel board. One of mr favorite places on the planet.
A forest trail through the Pennine Hills above Manchester, England.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sunset over KC

Acrylic on canvas. 24" x 16". Yours for $350.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Originally uploaded by philgayter.
A self-promotional painting for Nono's coffee shop in Lake Forest. It's a portrait of owner Maurina.

Friday, December 22, 2006

grube family

grube family
Originally uploaded by philgayter.
A commission for the Grube family of Lake Forest.
The fishing pole motif and planets were suggested by the
kids so I weaved them in.
4' x 2' acrylic on masonite.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Originally uploaded by philgayter.
A new commissioned piece for the Lynch family.
Acrylic on masonite. 4' x 1'. A piece like this starts at

Friday, October 20, 2006


Originally uploaded by philgayter.
A portrait completed about 9 years ago and recently rescued from the basement (hence all the strange stuff sticking to it!), I liked the look of it so I left it alone. Note Meghan holding said Hamster.
60"x30" NFS

Monday, May 22, 2006


Originally uploaded by philgayter.
Acrylic on canvas. 24x30. Framed and yours for

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


This was painted in 1979! Feels like yesterday. I sat on the stunning cliffs on
the coast of Cornwall. Beautiful day!
Oil on canvas. 12"x9. $250.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


Originally uploaded by philgayter.
Another in a series of snow and sun scenes. I love that late light as it dances across the snow.

Acrylic on masonite. 3' x 2' $1200

Wednesday, January 11, 2006