Phillip Prescott Parham
My work is a cinematic autobiography from the struggles of my life. For me, life’s understanding is derived from the personal struggles that I have lived and from the encounters that I have had from meditating on the sacred writings of antiquity. These revelations are not only from my mind, but from my spirit, thus transcend time and space, releasing the power for my change. I offer these visions to the observer, as they have been the milestones of my life. Miracles still happen, because they happened in me. I attempt to paint their effect and this is my Sacred Revivalism.
As I commuted on the Southern Pacific train each morning at 4 am into the financial district in San Francisco, the images just stacked up in my heart to paint, “someday when”.
“Someday When” came in May of 2007. It was as if I had awakened an artesian well as I started to paint again after 40 years in the desert. These images of antiquity had been often painted but the artist doesn’t often try painting its personal effect upon him.
Television Interviews with Phillip Parham
The Hour of Power 12-19-2010 - Interview with Phillip Prescott Parham on Vimeo - This is a large file and may take a little while to stream. If you have problems with the video click here to see the video on Vimeo
The Harvest Show 7-22-2009 - Special Guest Phillip Parham - Click to start and stop.
Artist Phillip Prescott Parham captures the beauty, power and grace found in The Old Testament, through large-scale contemporary paintings known as “Sacred Revivalism”.