About Me - Pip's Particulars

Hi there!

I hope you are well!
I'm a Western Australian artist with a love for painting beautiful turquoise seascapes, bright nostalgic coastal scenes and tanned figures in the Aussie sun.
I aim to distract the viewer from the worries of the world with positive and nostalgic scenes.

My figurative works show Australians engrossed in outdoor pursuits. I’d like to promote a shift back to being active, healthy and in a state of natural flow in the outdoors.
I’d like to provide a reminder to take time out from our materialistic and tech crazed lifestyles.

I long for simpler times and you may see some retro visuals such as mid-century architecture and old movie references creep into my work. 

I knew art was special when I could sketch a good likeness of celebrities and historic buildings at around 7 years of age. Art was the only TEE subject that I loved more than human biology.

I was cautioned against art at university level and am very thankful, as now with a career in podiatry I can afford to pursue my passion!
As in life I enjoy genuine and transparent interactions with collectors and very much enjoy meeting new people. I see new collectors as friends and this is reflected by caring after sales help and advice.
PIP PHELPS (b.1978, WA)
0409 101 937 | pip@pipphelps.com.au | www.pipphelps.com.au | WA 6027
Best selling Western Australian artist on Bluethumb 2022 and 2023
Finalist in the Bluethumb Art Prize 2022 and 2023

2023 - The Toowoomba Gallery QLD, Petite Collection
2022 - Yallingup Galleries Southwest WA, The Toowoomba Gallery QLD
2021 - The Wellington Gallery Sydney NSW curated by Mark Smyth
2020 - Staircase Gallery Fremantle WA curated by Teresa Fernandez
2016 to current - Bluethumb Melbourne VIC
Publications and Media:
2020 - Sitchu Interiors Magazine featurehttps://velluminteriors.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Sitchu-Article-Oct2020.pdf
2019 - https://bluethumb.com.au/curations/primary-colours
2018 - Bluethumb Curation ‘Perth Artists’
Art Edit invitation every 6 months 
Solo Exhibitions:
2019 - Pip Phelps Heathridge Gallery “2 Saturdays Exhibition' - 5 works sold
2018 - Pip Phelps Heathridge Gallery “PIP PHELPS: Latest Work” - 3 works sold
2017 - Liquorbarons, “PIP PHELPS: Above and Below the Limestone Coast” Wembley Downs,WA - 4 works sold
Group Exhibitions:
Lots more to be updated
2021 - Joondalup Community Art Award Jun 6-20th
2021 - The Wellington Gallery Sydney Mar 13-27th
2020 - Art Marx Gallery Fremantle invitation to exhibit
2020 - National Hotel Staircase Gallery Sept-Nov - 6 works sold
2019 - Sorrento SLSC “Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society Biannual Show” Sorrento, WA
2019 – Town of Claremont “Annual Art Awards” Claremont,WA
2019 – AGWA “Lester Prize” Perth, WA
2018 - Sorrento SLSC “Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society Biannual Show” Sorrento, WA
2018 – Churchlands SHS “Annual Exhibition” Churchlands, WA
2017– Sorrento SLSC “Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society Biannual Show” Sorrento, WA
Jubilee Framers Ashgrove QLD. Aquired 2019
Mist Home Store NY. Aquired 2019
Works held in private collections in all Australian states, the UK, the United States, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Sales Growth:
Over 700 sales from 2017-2023, currently averaging 20 sales per month
211 sales from late 2017- Mar 2021
100 + works sold so far in 20/21
58 works sold 19/20 fin yr via Bluethumb and website
35 original paintings sold 18/19 fin yr via website and Bluethumb
18 originals sold 17/18 fin yr
Member of the Following Organizations:
Perth Plein Air Painters, joined 2016
Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society, joined 2016
NAVA (declared professional artist with full insurance) 2019