Mural Fest 2018

Ashton Phillips

Ashton S. Phillips is an award-winning abstract expressionist painter, who lives and keeps his studio in a particularly untamed and serenely beautiful stretch of remote high desert in Northwest New Mexico.

  Ashton moved to this desert wilderness in 2016, after falling in love with the fearsome beauty and expansive tranquility of the place. Before that, he studied visual arts and painting at the University of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA.  

Ashton maintains an active exhibition calendar with recent solo, juried, and group exhibitions in galleries and public art centers across the United States, including exhibitions in Philadelphia, Denver, Santa Fe, and Los Angeles. His work is held in private collections around the country. 

When he is not working on his own paintings, Ashton is busy teaching art lessons out of his studio, sharing the therapeutic and healing power of art with youth through a local counseling practice, and helping raise and care for his 2-year-old son and 3-month-old daughter.  

Ashton is a juried artist member of the Los Angeles Art Association and maintains gallery affiliations with Ghostwolf Gallery in Albuquerque, NM, Galleria Carnivale in El Morro, NM, and the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM.