William Phillips

William Phillips focuses on the world of nostalgia, both on the land and in the air.

His paintings of small town America, which span a time from the 1930s to present day, showcase the imaginary town of Phillips Bay, everyone’s dream hometown of country picnics, Fourth of July firework celebrations and church socials.

courtyard william phillips bay vintage nostalgia americana town

Courtyard, a play on the words “court” and “yard,” focuses on a young couple in a classic Americana setting in William Phillips’ imaginary town, Phillips Bay.

This is the place where families gather together to love, laugh, and create the history that really matters – the lives of regular, ordinary people who aren’t so ordinary after all, because it is their hard work and devotion to the true good things in life that make a country great.

In Phillips Bay, neighbors are friends, and the sense of nostalgia invites viewers to enter into an idyllic world, chronicling – in Phillips’ unique style – America’s past and present.

Aviation Art

In addition to celebrating the world of vintage America, William Phillips is also known for his aviation paintings, intricately detailed and accurate representations of aircraft, many from World War II. Sixteen of Phillips’ works now hang in the Royal Jordanian Air Force Museum in Amman, having been commissioned by the Royal Jordanian Air Force after one of Phillips’ works was presented to King Hussein of Jordan.

World War II bomber planes William Phillips aviation art

Dawn of the Liberators, highlighting the bombers of World War II, is an example of William Phillips’ highly acclaimed aviation art