Open Edition Hardcover Book
Book Size: 14 X 11
208 pages of Art and Text by William S. Phillips
and Ann and Charlie Cooper
Forward by Apollo Astronaut Alan Bean
Introduction by Wilson Hurley
America's premiere aviation artist, William S. Phillips has spent a lifetime in the aviation field, on the ground and in the air. More than an airplane portraitist, Phillips is a superb landscape and "skyscape" painter who places his subject in geographic and historical context.
Bill Phillips understands the place and purpose of each of his subjects. As an artist, he also appreciates the natural beauty of landscape and atmosphere. In a Phillips canvas, the viewer can almost feel the G-force on his body from the ground-blurring speed of the plane, his mouth go dry in the desert air, or the chill on his neck when it's so cold it hurts to breathe.
Immediately apparent in Phillips' military aviation art is his respect for the men and women who risk their lives to protect the values we cherish: family, home, and freedom.