The Artist Sees Differently: Blair Sutton

Blair Sutton, Museum Assistant

Blair Sutton. Photo: Rick Sutton

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. Continue reading

Congenial Spirits: Spring

(left) Georges Braque. The Shower, 1952. Oil on canvas; 13 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. The Phillips Collection. (right) Gene Davis. Black Flowers, 1952. Oil on hardboard. 36 1/8 x 24 1/4 in. The Phillips Collection

Follow the path of spring weather through the Phillips galleries, from April showers in the Music Room to May flowers on the second floor of the Goh Annex.