Phillip Conner, who goes by the name PC, is a landscape artist based out of Southwest Cortez, Colorado. My work focuses on the local landscapes using very bold, bright, blended colors found in aerosol spray paint and acrylics layered on a stretched canvas.
My style is influenced by impressionism, fauvism, and semi-abstraction, and even includes the presence of graffiti street art in our contemporary viewscape today. Although I primarily used colored pencils, charcoal, and even oils in my earlier works, about 2016 I began to experiment with spray paints and stencils on stretched canvas. The mediums became the basic technique and material I use to render these very interesting contemporary landscapes.
My regional subject matter ranges as far west in the Utah rock country of Bluff and Mexican Hat to rural Colorado power-lined dirt roads, old barns and grain elevators, cemeteries, and views of the La Plata and the Sleeping Ute Mountain ranges. Also subjects close to artist heart, as diverse as the New York City, Lower East Side, Ventura Pier in California, to places like Ouray, Telluride, and Ice Lake, Colorado for the special association they have to significant moments in my life.