Ronnie Phillips, Lithonia, GA
Ronnie Phillips is an award winning artist, photographer and educator. Phillips work has received national praise, winning over 100 awards and 10 “Best of Show” awards. It was at an art show in Kansas City that Phillips’ work caught the eye of musician, singer, songwriter and actress Sheryl Crowe. She took home two pieces. His art now graces the homes of Halle Berry and Cecily Tyson, Bill Cosby, Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Spike Lee, Bill Duke, Dionne Warwick, CCH Pounder and Glynn Turman. Phillips began as a freelance photographer in Los Angeles, his hometown, and progressed from having over 100 photographs of celebrities published in magazines such as TV Guide, Essence and Ebony Magazines to developing his own unique take on art photography. Expanding his talents, Phillips took up painting and injected new possibilities into his work with mixed media. His works now, are acrylic paintings embedded with his award winning photographic accents.