About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Phil Schmidt

Business Name:

Phil Schmidt Watercolors

Short Description:

When I create a painting, I want to do more than create a pretty picture. I want to escape to another place, and I want to take you with me. So step into my paintings. Feel the wind and the waves. Hear the roar of the engine and experience the view from 10,000 feet. Life is an adventure. Seize the day!

Contact Number:

816 269-6449

Email Address:
Awards and Honors
  • Best Of Show, Mid-Winter Art Fair, Kansas City, MO 2019
  • Best of Painting/Watercolor, Brookside Art Annual 2018
  • 1st Place, Watercolor, Art Fair On The Square, Lake Forest, IL 2018
  • 1st Place, Zone 3, Brush Creek Art Walk, Plein Air Event,  2018
  • 1st Place, Paint Parkville, Plein Air Event, 2018
  • Best of Show, Paint Parkville, Plein Air Event, 2018
  • 1st Place, Watercolor, Mid-Winter Art Fair, Kansas City, MO 2017
  • Mayor’s Choice Award, Summit Art Festival, 2015
  • Best of Show, Cass County Fair, 2014, 2017

Coming Soon

About Our Art

I have spent over 30 years as a professional graphic artist. My knowledge and skills as a graphic designer greatly influence my work as a watercolor artist. All of my paintings are carefully planned with composition in mind.

As a licensed private pilot and recreational sailor, many of my paintings explore my love of aviation and sailing. However, my art is not limited to airplanes and boats. I love to experience the great outdoors, and have an ever-expanding portfolio of paintings depicting nature, fishing, and wildlife. I also enjoy portraiture, and have experienced success as a plein air artist, painting landscapes and architectural subjects while in the outdoors.

Teaching watercolor is one of my great joys. I have had the privilege of sharing my approach to painting with art groups around the country, and regularly teach watercolor workshops at my spacious studio in the Kansas City area.

About Our Business

Much of my income as a fine artist comes from commissioned works. If there is something you would like for me to paint for you, be it an aircraft, sailboat, portrait, landscape, wildlife, or architectural subject, give me a call to discuss or drop me an email. I would love to hear from you!

I travel the United States during warm weather months exhibiting my work at some of the most highly-rated art fairs in the country. My show schedule can be found on my website at the following link: https://philschmidtwatercolors.com/events

Current Works For Sale
A comprehensive portfolio of original paintings and limited edition prints for sale can be found here:

If your art group would like to have me teach a watercolor workshop, contact me by email at philschmidtco@gmail.com . I offer workshops for painters of all levels of experience, with an emphasis on your choice of the following topics:

  • Improving Your Composition
  • Artful Paintings from Photos
  • Mastering Reflections
  • Architectural and Atmospheric Perspective

Phil Schmidt
Juried Member