Blair Sutton, Museum Assistant
How did you learn about the Phillips?
I visited the The Phillips Collection on a field trip about four years ago while attending Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, Virginia).
Do you feel you are inspired by the Phillips art?
Yes, I am inspired by Gene Davis, Nicolas de Staël, and the intricate colors that Pierre Bonnard used in his works.
Do you listen to anything as you paint?
I listen to a wide variety of music – anything from Van Morrison, Katy Perry, Fats Domino to Diana Ross & The Supremes.
Who’s your favorite artist in the collection?
I would have to say my favorite artist in the collection is Vincent van Gogh.
Do you collect other artwork – or anything?
Yes, I do collect other artwork. I am lucky to own an original Theresa Pollak ink on paper and a Charles Sibley painting on canvas.
And do you have a favorite Marjorie Phillips painting?
The night scene at the baseball stadium, Night Baseball.