Trevor Phillips has been creating art since a very young age. He likes to produce bold comic book influenced works of art that pay homage to artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Born in 1975 in BC, Canada, he incorporates different mediums that he has been exposed to and creates unique pop-cultural pieces of art.
Q. When you first started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you start?
I knew I was ready after a life-changing incident late in my existence that made me question what I was doing in my life and why I wasn’t doing what I loved and came naturally to me. I was always creating art from a very young age. I knew I had to incorporate my passion into a supportive lifestyle. I started a screen-printed t-shirt fashion line called “Ebon Aves Apparel” in 2010 and found support in the local Vancouver community through a store called Lüt Boutique. After my accident in 2013, I had a hard time screen printing my t-shirts, so I began to re-evaluate what was important to me and fell back on my painting.
Q. What is your number one business goal to accomplish this year?
My number one goal this year is to become more recognized and begin selling my paintings more consistently, so I’m able to support myself and allow me to continue to create art that has become my therapy. Art is what I do and who I am.
Q. What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
My favourite thing in my career is the love affair I have with each artwork I produce. The satisfaction I get when someone resonates with one of my pieces. I get excited upon completing all my paintings and think of them as family. It’s the process and the flow I get into while creating each image. I am visiting with myself inside my thoughts and being in a state of learning.