Phyllis Clark

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Phyllis Clark
Denver, Colorado - United States





My art is about expressing the beauty and emotions of what I experience in a moment of unique perception. I strive to reduce these moments into simple, subtle shapes, colors and forms.

The evolution of my artistry has taken me from sculpture and watercolor to pencil, rapidograph pen pointillism, oils, Polaroid Image transfers, photography, and Gouache. Currently, I am working in Open acrylics and mixed media.

Every medium presents its own set of challenges. Although I found Gouache (opaque watercolor) to have a rich sensual quality like that of silk screening, the Open acrylics that I use are much more forgiving especially with layering, which provides a conversation among the colors. It is amazing how color affects depth perception. For me this interaction is the most exciting part of painting. I find acrylics allow me to play with shapes, colors and depth in a different way.

I enjoy painting southwest landscapes, shapes, flowers, people and now my new direction is that of abstract painting. Retirement from being a school social worker has afforded me the opportunity to be a full-time artist, allowing me to immerse myself into a different reality that I have waited so long to have.


Boulder Daily Camera, Boulder Colorado, October 1991
Westword Denver’s News & Arts Weekly, Denver Colorado, October 1991
The Vail Trail-- Vail Colorado, August 1995


Merit Award at Louisville National Juried Fine Art Show 2013
Honorable Mention at Mountainside Art Guild Western Water Color show 1998


SYNC Gallery in the Santa Fe Drive Art District – Denver, CO - 2016
The Colorado Louisville National Juried Fine Art Show, Louisville CO - 2013
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center shows. Littleton, CO - 2004, 2009, 2012, 2013
Rob Foster Arts Colorado Show in the Santa Fe Drive Art District - 2006
Idaho Springs Art Gallery, Idaho Springs, CO- 2004
Foothills Art Gallery, Golden CO– 2003
The Alexander Foundation of Denver CO “Autumn Colors” - 2002
The Alexander Foundation of Denver, CO “Fine Art and High Fashion Affair” - 2001
The Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO -1999
Art Guild of Colorado: Fort’s Western Water Color Show, Morrison CO – 1998
Allen Collection, Vail, CO - 1995
Masten Fine Art& Framing, Denver, CO - 1993
The Boulder Center for the Visual Arts 1991 Boulder CO – 1991
The Alexander Foundation of Denver CO “Artistic View of the World” - 1990
Saks Gallery, Denver, CO - 1988, 1989
Art students League of Denver, CO - 1987