The Art of Phil Kendall.


Making art & world travel are my greatest passions. My age is now beginning to work against me and my body is beginning to let me down. Currently travel has the priority. My art allows me to share some of that personal world with you. My exploration of the world started as just a week in Crete back in 1992. Since then I have been very fortunate with destinations.

My art is patiently hand crafted on canvas using acrylic paints and acrylic inks. The art critics have described my art as one with a unique brand or style. In their words, it's art cut down to its beautiful essence. This page can only give you a brief introduction to me and my art.

Please explore further into my website for more art click any red link for content [the PK Blogs] click any blue link to return to this page its a green link.


From: The Buildings Collection: 40 x 50 cm A back-street St John's Antigua 2010. Such grandeur for a simple kiosk and still my favourite painting.

The world has many impressive must-do tourist attractions and they are always crowded. People flock to the photographic hot-spots, then get their cameras out and then try to figure out just how to use them, it's always a tussle. Then there are other people making an infuriatingly slow panoramic video of what is, after all, a static object! The alternative is an expensive copyright protected postcard or a weighty, highly expensive, coffee table book.

Today no artist could ever get to sketch from those hot-spots let alone be allowed to sit and paint while there. Attractions like these have been painted by a plethora of artists' since the beginning of time and I do not wish to add to this pool of sameness.

Away from that hectic world there are other sites simply crumbling away and tomorrow they will be gone. Here there are no people in the way just fences and vegetation concealing tantalizing glimpses of the past. This is just the starting point for my original art.


From The Miscellaneous Collection: 20 x 60 cm A beach holiday Antigua 2011. It just had to be painted the light, the colour, the pattern.

The Collection pages: Buildings, Doors, Abstracts  & Miscellaneous represent a themed retrospective exhibition of my art. My paintings are arranged in rows across the page. The most recent painting is located top left and the oldest painting would be found a the bottom & to the right.

Each painting has a story behind it and most of those stories can be found here on this website in my Phil Kendall blogs.

The New Art page: showcases my latest signed & catalogued work of art. Clicking on it will also reveal any current work of art still evolving on the easel.


From The Miscellaneous Collection: 50 x 40 cm Greek Island Syros Sunset 2013.

The About Phil Kendall page: explains why I use only the world's finest professional acrylic paints and acrylic inks, why my art is based on my personal photographic library and why I now paint in my art studio only.

Contact by Email: just click on the coloured Email button it's on every page. Your feedback is always appreciated and your confidentiality is assured at all times.

The News page: gives the occasional personal update or highlights any pending or recent changes to this website.

Phil Kendall Blogs: is where I write at length about my art and the world of art. It's about my art materials & my tools. It's about my painting technique. Here you will also find the inspirations & the stories behind many of my paintings. You are invited to add your comments here also.


From The Abstract Collection: 40 x 30 cm Clove: Nineveh to Ophir an abstract 2009. Inspired by a childhood poem by John Mansfield.

Copyright & Piracy: this is a gentle reminder of what can or cannot be done with my art and the content of my website.


From The Door Collection: 37 x 24 cm A Greek door in a distant abandoned mainland  mountain village.

In 2008 I launched this website as: The Art Studio of Meltemi. It introduced me and my art to the wider-world outside my art studio. It was a success and my art sold worldwide.

In 2013 the hassle of running a commercial art studio had become too much. It was time to retire to live life my life at a more relaxed pace. Today I have the simple pleasure of sharing my art with you. Email

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