Michael Phillips begins by taking any visual idea or concept and narrowing it down to its' simplest form while introducing contemporary design concepts and aspects of color theory. These non-representational oil paintings are often a reminder of the essential elements that make up our visual realm. Michael Phillips graduated in 1999 from the Columbus College of Art and Design. He began work as a freelance artist for such clients as ESPN, the Blue Jackets, Wendy’s, Perkins Restaurant, Big Lots, KB Toys, and Elmer’s Glue. In 2005, Michael Phillips began showing his unique and interpretative oil paintings in galleries and festivals across the country.