From the Artist I am told that I see the world differently than most. A world of simple shapes, saturated colors and above all, texture. I believe in a God who is in love with beauty and He created this vibrant planet to reflect that beauty. Much of my work is based on the “Golden Section” and the use of implied symbolism. There is an order to nature, you just need to know where to look.
All of my work starts with a unique texture and with the exception of my figurative pieces, are seldom planned out but rather evolve into the finished painting. The textured surface dictates the flow of the composition. The natural grains in a piece of poplar become a dramatic sky or the movement of water. A piece of old ceiling tin with rust and holes becomes the perfect terra firma topped with a patch of green grass.
The single most distinctive aspect to what I do as a landscape painter lies in my ability to reduce a scene to its essentials. This gives the viewer a sense of what is important, without the distraction, or visual clutter, of too many details. With the proper composition and by using soft, feathered edges, my paintings can quiet the viewer’s mind and evoke a more direct response.
“The walls crackle with energy with Zen-like paintings by Asheville based artist Philip DeAngelo” — Our State Magazine
“They loved the designer’s suggestion to incorporate contemporary art into the design, by using paintings by Asheville’s Philip DeAngelo to hang in the sitting and dining rooms.” — WNC Magazine
“DeAngelo draws from a visual legacy and abstractly repurposes an old ceiling tin in his painting, “Appalachian Elemental” adding both a unique texture and a historical element.” — Carolina Home & Garden
Focus & Specialization • Acrylic Paintings for residential and commercial spaces • Commissions welcome