RESiN: Where were you Born?
PHIL GOODRICH: Indialantic, Florida
RESiN: Where do you reside?
PHIL GOODRICH: Fork, South Carolina.
RESiN: How old were you when you realized you had artistic talent?
PHIL GOODRICH: My father is a scientist at NASA. when I was 6 or 7 we used to make projects in the garage. (wind-up propeller boats, glider airplanes, spinning tops) It was a thrill to make things from nothing. I think a spark fired within me.
RESiN: What was your first completed piece of?
PHIL GOODRICH: A self portrait in 10th grade. I used to constantly practice drawing my own eye from a mirror.
RESiN: Is that when you new that is what you wanted to do with your life?
PHIL GOODRICH: Not really. When I first enrolled in college, I thought I wanted to design advertisements for surf companies. That was until I realized that I didn’t enjoy sitting in front of a computer. By the time my senior year came around, I had not created anything that I really liked. With about a week to go before a required solo Senior Art show, I found a huge box of pastels and a pile of plywood in the back of the art department’s closet. I had a creative flurry, and I have used wood as a medium ever since.
RESiN: How would you describe your own work in a sentence?
PHIL GOODRICH: Realistic portraits of Ethnic people and Blues musicians; with some exotic women thrown in the mix.
RESiN: What style of painting are you? More than 1 which is your favorite?
PHIL GOODRICH: Realism, portraits.
RESiN: What kind of schooling have you had?
PHIL GOODRICH: Bachelor’s Degree, Studio Art, Point Loma University (1993 , San Diego, CA)
RESiN: What or who inspires you to paint and what you paint?
PHIL GOODRICH: I find a great deal of inspiration from obscure Blues Musicians. There is something haunting about that simple, heartfelt music. Bluesmen along the Mississippi Delta at the turn of the century were not concerned about being famous. They truly loved making that music, and they believed it was important. They made just enough money to eat and get to the next venue to perform. My paintings and my surfing are similar to this theory. I enjoy what I do, so I feel really blessed.
RESiN: How do you want your art to be seen or described by other people?
PHIL GOODRICH: I hope people view my art as stunning. Every time they look at it on the wall, they might notice something different. I want them to feel nostalgic, or thoughtful of other people’s culture.
RESiN: Do you have any advice or wise words for up and coming artists?
PHIL GOODRICH: Practice. Be bold, but humble.
RESiN: What is the most expensive piece you ever sold?
PHIL GOODRICH: $980.
RESiN: What are you working on right now?
PHIL GOODRICH: A series of Japanese Geisha.
RESiN: Are you presently making your living as an Artist?
PHIL GOODRICH: For the most part. I couldn’t get by without my girlfriend, Crystal. The two of us are surviving.
RESiN: If you could go anywhere in the world to paint or teach, where would you go?
PHIL GOODRICH: I go to Indonesia every year. I surf and paint; its the best studio in the world.
RESIN: If you were not doing art what would you be doing?
PHIL GOODRICH: I have not imagined a life apart from art, but I guess I would try to work in the Surf industry.
RESiN: How has work evolved over the years?
PHIL GOODRICH: I used to do more cartoon-style ; It has evolved to a more realistic, figurative style.
RESiN: Anything you would like to plug?
PHIL GOODRICH: Facebook has been surprisingly good to market my artwork… www.facebook.com/philgoodrich an album to see most everything I have or just contact me directly
PHIL GOODRICH ART WORK