Observing the expansive sky and the far-reaching vistas of the ocean played a vital role in Audrey Phillips’ ability to see in the abstract. Growing up, she spent many days on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico where her love of momentarily suspending herself underwater allowed her a visual and visceral experience that was otherworldly, blurred and beautiful, peaceful, and solitary.

Today, her studio practice mimics this childhood experience. In a similar transcendent space, the painting process allows her to tap into her senses creating very familiar yet unidentifiable realities. Her ongoing observations of the outside world still captivate her and attune her to the beautiful intelligence and power of nature.

Audrey received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Florida. Audrey has exhibited in solo and group shows in Florida, where she currently lives, Georgia, North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan, California, Texas, New Mexico and New York. Her work is can be found in corporate and private collection in the United States and internationally.

In 2019, 54 of her paintings were acquired by the University of Tampa for permanent installation in their newly renovated Southard Family Building.

2017     Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2016     Arts on Douglas Fine Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2015     Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL
2014     Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2014     Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL
2011     Arts on Douglas Fine Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2009     Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL

2020      Socially Distanced, Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2020      Endless Summer, Arts on Douglas Fine Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2020      Size Matters, Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL
2019      Spacial Stillness, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2017      Summer Salon II, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2017      Twisted Tryst, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2017      Outside the Lines Exhibition, LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, Four-person traveling exhibition, Tallahassee, FL
2016      Outside the Lines Exhibition, Ormond Museum of Art, Ormond Beach, FL
2015      Journeys into the Mind, Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL
2015      Southern Lights Exhibit, The Bascom, Highlands, NC
2014      Two-person show with Paula Roland, SMINK, Dallas, TX
2013      Cumulative Abstractions, Two-person show, SMINK, Dallas, TX
2013      Southern Lights Exhibit, The Bascom, Highlands, NC
2012      Orange County Select, Art in Public Places, Orlando, FL
2011      Making Their Mark, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY
2011      Art in Public Places, Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, FL
2010      Surface Tension: Art of Encaustic Painting, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Bch, FL
2009      Florida Contemporary, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, Michael Culver curator
2008      Winter Exhibition, Robert Allen Fine Art, Sausalito, CA
2007      Coleman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM
2007      L.I.F.E., Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursdays, Orlando, FL
2005      30/30 Juried Exhibition, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL
2005      Small Works Juried Exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004      Artist of the Month, Orlando Museum of Art Shop, Orlando, FL
2003      Two-person exhibition, Mt. Dora Center for the Arts, Mt. Dora, FL
2002      Two-person exhibition, The Atlantic Center for Arts, Harris House, New Smyrna Beach, FL


University of Tampa, Florida  Permanent collection of 54 paintings
CSX Freight Corporation, USA
Baptist Health MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jacksonville Florida
Castlelake, Minneapolis and London
Marriott Hotels, Orlando Florida
Shutts and Bowen Law Firm, Orlando, Florida
Anheiser-Busch, Orlando Florida
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP Collection, Tampa Florida
Kimmins Contracting Corp., Tampa Florida

Private Collection of Maitland Art Center, Maitland Florida
55 West Condominiums, Orlando Florida

Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Bascom Center for the Arts, Highlands, NC

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
Aimone Art Services, Aimone Studio at Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, Maine
Florida School for the Arts, Palatka, FL
Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN


2020     Florida Design Magazine, Palm Beach, Florida
2018     Interior Appeal Magazine, Front Cover, Orlando, Florida
2016     Seminole Magazine, Orlando, Florida
2012     Studio Visit Magazine, Published by Open Studios Press
2011     Tampa Tribune, “Painting though the pain”, Esther Hammer
2010     L.I.F.E. documentary, Public Broadcast Orange TV, Orlando FL, Bill Suchy documentarian
2010     AARP Magazine, “Inner Genius” article by Jamie Katz
2010     Expressive Drawing video, Stephen Menick, PBS stations and AARP website, ongoing
2010     Expressive Drawing book by Steven Aimone
2009     Orlando Magazine, “A Growing Abstraction”, Josh Garrick
2008     Orlando United Arts Magazine, “The Art of Giving”, Sandra Carr
2007     Orange TV, Profiled Artist Video documentary, Bill Suchy documentarian
2007     Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine, "Safe Spaces"
2006     Orlando Sentinel, “Artist Profile”, Debbie Barr
2003     Orlando Sentinel “Show of Art & Sculpture”
2002     Orlando Leisure magazine “Art for all Ages”

2018 Celebrating the Genius of Women Award Winner, International Call, Orlando, FL
Selected by State of Florida  |  Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Retreat

sponsored by State of FL; Division of Cultural Affairs, May 2007 & May 2010
Florida Contemporary Invitational, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, Michael Culver curator
First Place Purchase Award, 30/30 Show, Maitland Art Center, Maitland FL, Dorothy Gillespie, curator
Artist of the Month, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando FL
Honorable Mention, 5th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL  Juried by Peggy A. Richardson