Phil Sandusky     Contemporary Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Painter and Figure Painter

Visit my new March 2015 solo exhibit at the Cole Pratt Gallery online by clicking its own dedicated menu option below!!! See my new series of archival prints of my paintings of New Orleans (select "Prints" from the menu below). This makes some of my recent work available at a small fraction of the price of my original oil paintings. Check out my affordable rates for private instruction. My new book, "New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes" is available in book stores and online for a very inexpensive suggested retail price of $29.95.

General Information:

Select from the pop-up menu (which appears when you place the cursor over the "General Information" option on the main menue) to, not only view the general information contained in this block, but also my resume, artist's statement, and some terrific links to magazine articles about my work and articles that I have written. Generally, I have lived in New Orleans since 1984 and have done most of my landscape painting and figure painting there. I visit my home town, Jacksonville, Florida frequently and have done a considerable amount of painting there as well. I have also, though less frequently, painted in Atlanta and New York. Since I work only from life I must be located where my subject is. Accordingly, the great majority of my landscape painting is of New Orleans. I have had more than 30 solo exhibits in New Orleans and across the country. In September 2008 I had a large solo exhibit at the Cummer Art Museum in Jacksonville coinciding with the release of my third book "Jacksonville Through a Painter's Eyes." My first book, "New Orleans en Plein Air" surveyed the paintings that I did of New Orleans from about 1987 to 2002, with text that I wrote about vision, painting in general, and my specific approach to painting. My second book, "Painting Katrina" chronicles my experiences painting the hurricane destruction in New Orleans. My latest book, "New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes" was released September 15 2012. It contains reproductions of 140 landscape, maritime, and cityscape paintings that I have done in the New Orleans metropolitan area since late 2006. The text, a large essay called "The Allure of the Image" sorts out the difference between our vision and the objective photograph-like image, and examines how different approaches to representational painting have alligned artists' work with one or the other. My books are available at better book stores, online, at the galleries that represent me, and directly from the publisher, Pelican Publishing Company ( My paintings are in such prominent collections as the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Louisiana State Museum. My paintings can be purchased at the Galleries that represent me, Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans (, Stellers Gallery in Jacksonville (, and the Reinike Gallery in Atlanta ( You can also make an appointment with me to see my work at my studio in New Orleans which should be considered an extension of the Cole Pratt Gallery regarding sales of my paintings. To inquire about specific paintings shown in this web site, to make an appointment to see my work at my studio, or discuss a possible commission, contact me by e-mail at The minimum prices for my paintings range from $1800 for 11" x 14" to $3200 for 18" x 24" or 15" x 30".   
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