Philip Garris Biography

There are times when art reflects another dimension. We encounter a realm beyond the known world in the work of Philip Garris. "In my work, " he says, "I strive to make the unbelievable believable. I see my pictures as windows into other worlds."

Garris is self-taught, having found inspiration in a diversity of arts and artists-- from Rembrandt and Vermeer to such movies as the original KING KONG and Cocteau's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

"My desire in life is to inspire people, create a body of work with a life of its own, and be remembered in the ages to come. I want to take the light, the power of art, and illuminate the darkness of time."