'PLein Air Painter, PORTRait Artist and Teacher' 

About the Artist

I am a realist painter working from life in oils and drawing media.

My goal is to uplift you with my paintings, similar to the experience of standing directly in nature. 

I like to start a piece from life in order to fully grasp all available impressions and changes in light and mood. 

If the painting and studies on location are pushed far enough and I have collected enough information to mentally see the end result I also take reference shots and even continue working on it from imagination. 

The same process applies to figurative subjects and portraits.

Ackermann Philip

b. 1991 in Baden near Vienna

Self-portrait in France

 2017, oil on board