ABOUT PHYLLIS BESIER
I am an artist of deep faith and humble beginnings. Growing up in the swamps and marshes of South Louisiana provided me a vast and unique world from which to draw, both personally and creatively.
My late father, a professional trapper and outdoors man, passed down his love and awe of the coastal environment , animals and birds to me. His mission was always to put back in as much as he took. And, in a sense, that is what I do with my art, visually take and creatively return.
It is the love of nature and wildlife, mostly wading birds and waterfowl, which inspires all of my paintings. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has been my home for fifteen years now, and my eyes can not take in all the rich abundance of flora & fauna! Everywhere I look, there is color and life! Compositions begin forming and I fight to place on canvas that which my eyes conceive. The world around me is constantly changing and inspiring my senses, and I respond with work that is continually growing and evolving. Over the years, my work has been featured in Beach Boulevard Magazine, WLOX news, and on display at the Pascagoula Audubon Center.
I also enjoy painting mural and other designs, which can be seen at the House Of Blues in New Orleans, LA. and Orlando, FL. You can find my work in several Gulf Coast galleries, as well.