“I do not choose the subjects that I paint they choose me. I just happen upon them in my endless wandering for inspiration and they appear when I least expect them. After many years of showing my students how to paint landscapes I thought it time to explore this genre as serious subject matter for my own work. Although I have painted landscapes in oils of city scenes and stop lights in an urban setting, they were always a close-cropped view of a scene. So for the first time in many years I have been re-born as an artist and am finding endless joy in creating paintings that seem to make perfect sense.” Philip J. Carroll
Philip J. Carroll is a professional artist, lecturer and is currently the Curator of Exhibitions for the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown and Collingswood, New Jersey. He grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and lives with his family in Collingswood where he has been a long term resident. He teaches watercolor for Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, N.J. and for Mainline Art Center in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Carroll is a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied art history at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.