Artist/Surfer

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Phil Goodrich, a Florida native now based in South Carolina, studied Studio Art at San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene University. Phil Goodrich, a Florida native now based in South Carolina, studied Studio Art at San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene University. It was during this time that he first began using pastels and watercolors, developing his style into a more realistic one inspired by Klimt, Lipking, Degas, and Manet.

Along with surfing, travel has greatly influenced his work. Goodrich still counts exotic locals from around the globe as his preferred subjects — people from Mexico; Barbados; Costa Rica; Panama; Ecuador; Nicaragua; Peru; Haiti, and his favorite destination, Indonesia, where he’s logged some 22 months travel experience over the past nine years.

Since 2005, Goodrich has been using oil on wood regularly, and has focused on portraying obscure Blues musicians. “I like to paint the ones people many have forgotten about. I associate myself with a lot of them because they weren’t concerned with fame or fortune — they just loved the music.”

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