Phil Saxon’s artistic influences originate from the modernists and the early Expressionist’s painters of the 20th century. He has a wide range of interests in which he finds inspiration to create his paintings and drawings. These influences are taken from two-dimensional reproductions that include both historical and contemporary images. Mr. Saxon states:

“My interest is in the emotional and human complexities within life and how to express through paint and paper my own personal experiences. As an artist it is important to trust my intuition when making artistic decisions as I create piece of artwork Believing that we all experience a common range of emotions in life, I attempt to convey, in abstract terms, these universal experiences.”


Northern Illinois University : Master of Fine Arts

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee : Bachelor of Fine Art



Wheaton College/Wheaton, IL

University of Wisconsin/Janesville Art Gallery/Janesville, WI

Monfort’s Fine Art Gallery/Alpharetta, GA

Artpost Gallery/Northbrook, IL

Blatz Gallery/Milwaukee, WI

Eastbrook Art Center/Milwaukee, WI

Seebeck Gallery/Kenosha, WI

Northern Illinois University/DeKalb, IL


Sacramento Fine Arts Center/Carmichael, CA

Open Canvas/Gallery Night/Milwaukee, WI

Tubac Center of the Arts/Tubac, AZ

Effe Leven Gallery/Chicago, IL

MK Gallerie/Chicago, IL

Whitestone Gallery/Philadelphia, PA

Northern Illinois University/Chicago, IL

Rockford Art Museum/Rockford, IL

McClean County Art Center/Bloomington, IL

Wright Museum of Art/Beloit, WI

Monfort’s Fine Art Gallery/Alpharetta, GA

Wustum Museum of Art/Racine, WI

Anderson Art Center/Kenosha, WI

Seebeck Gallery/Kenosha, WI

Artpost Gallery/Northbrook, IL

Allison Art Gallery/Wauwatosa, WI

University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, WI

Bilhenry Gallery/Milwaukee, WI

Collections and Awards

“Watercolor Wisconsin” Museum Purchase Award/Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI

“Bold Expressions”/Createx Colors Award/Sacramento Arts Center/Carmichael, CA

Purchase Award/The Billy Graham Art Museum/Wheaton, IL

Graduate Fellowship Award/Northern Illinois University/Chicago, IL

ARS NOVA Art Exhibition/Chicago, IL

Permanent Collection/University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin/Exhibition/Honor Award Numerous Private Collections