Phyllis Antonini






























As a child growing up in Brooklyn New York, Phyllis Antonini’s favorite pastime was drawing and designing. Her interest in art was encouraged and at age 10 she attended Pratt Institute weekend classes, where her imagination and creative urges were encouraged. That experience set her goal and eventually she did attend Pratt Institute as a full time undergraduate. When her interest turned to fashion illustration and advertising design she continued her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned an Associate Degree.


Post graduation, she became Art Editor for a Bridal Fashion Industry publication with national subscribers. In addition to layout, she personally illustrated many of the editorial material and some of the paid advertising. Ultimately, she joined a major cosmetic company as a director of Promotions, following and setting the design trends for promotional vehicles.


Retirement from commercial art has allowed her to turn her attention to the pursuit of her artistic ideals and the expression of her creative voice.


As a painter, her goal is to express the essence of the subject, by capturing the mood and emotional energy. In style, she is a Contemporary Realist: although some of her work has a decidedly more subjective approach. That is because she believes the artistic voice should flow as a natural response to the subject: always in pursuit of a continuous progression forward.


Her Inspiration
She is inspired by the land and seascapes of her travels. Oceans and beaches are her particular passion. The sea and its environs offer an endless opportunity for creative expression. She is fascinated as well by the radiant light of the Tuscan countryside. Vineyards, sunflowers, ancient poplars under wide open skies all make for endless exploration of color and light.


Winner of first, second and third place awards/Monmouth County Senior art exhibit.


Twice featured artist at the Freehold Art Gallery


Professional Association
Associate member of the Guild of Creative Art at Shrewsbury
Art Alliance, Red Bank
Freehold Art Society