For thirteen years, Philonese has been creating “Nature Spirits” where she combines a three-dimensional style with a strong emphasis on natural textures and colors. This results in extremely rich, artistic expressions that appeal to a broad range of collectors.
Born in Manhattan and raised in South Georgia, Philonese had her first memorable art experience when she made a little clay bowl. She was only in the first grade, but already she was creating from her heart and heritage when she painted her bowl using Southwestern and Native American designs.
At the age of 27, Philonese began to seriously pursue her career as a bas relief painter. She went from selling her works on the streets in Hollywood to working with Phyliss Morris Interiors in Beverly Hills and from there to numerous galleries across the country starting in the early seventies.
Philonese is a self-taught artist, and she brings a special intensity to her work. Working with natural materials from all over the world, she finds that she is driven to blend cultures as she utilizes materials common to the indigenous people of numerous countries including Africa, Indonesia, India, Tibet, and America.
With over forty years of creative mastery, Philonese has been a pioneeer in her field. All of her works of art are uniquely designed as she allows energy from the True Source to guide her creativity.
Are you interested in purchasing Philonese Baisden’s work? Please contact Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery for more information.