Works by Phil Bob Borman

18" x 18" Oil Painting
Artist Bio
Phil Bob Borman (1961 - )

Phil Bob Borman is an accomplished painter and sculptor and has been a professional artist since 1986. His passion for cloudscapes lends itself well to plein air and studio painting. His enduring spirit and highbrow humor are reminiscent of his lifelong admiration for Will Rogers. This muse also bestowed Phil Bob with an interesting artistic insight. Phil Bob states:

“Art is a visual language and, like story telling, the content of the story is simply where you start. It is how you tell the story that brings the smile, creates the mood and evokes emotion. An artist uses the tools of composition, form, color and light. I abstract these tools together so as not to render but to go beyond the subject. As I look at a landscape, however big or small, I want to communicate the spectacular vistas I see, even in the most mundane in creation. My goal is to tell the story of God’s creation through my art one piece at a time.”

Phil Bob was born and raised in Texas. His passions for art began at the age of 14 when he began drawing. He came home one evening and drew until the sun rose. He knew that morning that he would become an artist. Borman attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree with a minor in Animal Science. He made a living “cowboying” on ranches in West Texas and New Mexico until 1985 when he moved to Ft. Davis and started his art career. Three years later, Borman felt called to full time ministry. In 2003, he felt it was time to once again pick up his brushes and start painting. Phil Bob now paints full time and lives in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Honors and Awards

Best of Show, 1st place Judges Choice, and Collectors Choice:
Contemporary Masters Invitational, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

Top 200 artists in the nation: Paint America Competition

Selected to be a part of the 2013 national juried OPA (Oil Painters of America) Show

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