“The Early Bird” by painter Phillip Singer is the featured work of art of the 48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. This image will be featured on official Festival materials such as the program and advertisements and merchandise such as t-shrits and posters. Stop by booth number #169 to visit Phillip and see “The Early Bird” in person!

About Phillip Singer

Phillip Singer has been a working artist since 1989 when he graduated from The School of Visual Arts in New York city. In the early part of his career he created paintings for clients such as Celestial Seasonings Tea, Merck Pharmaceutical, Forbes Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, and numerous New York Publishers including Avon, Harper Collins and Viking Books.

His first love was illustration. However, a desire to create his own paintings overtook his illustration career. All of those experiences contributed to the growth of his painting and helped shape his own version of realism. The most profound influence would be his instructor Marvin Mattelson.

Currently his work combines illustration influences with his newly found appreciation for the painters of the 18th century and a strong affection for surrealism. A boundless supply of imagery and a love of oil painting continues to help Phillip Singers unique vision evolve.

View more of Phillip’s paintings on his website: psingerart.com