Photo Credit: 8bit.photog #durhambeat 

This is a new website which is still in the works. 

View my previous website for a wider portfolio:

Phelps Phine Art

305 East Chapel Hill St.

Durham, NC 27701

(Back of Block)


2023 Exhibitions:



Defying Space

3rd Friday 6-9pm, January 20th



Zoological Retrospective

3rd Friday 6-9pm, February 17th



Cubist Critters

Spring Art Market

Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-6pm

March 4th & 5th

3rd Friday 6-9pm, March 17th


Upstairs Expo

Hillsborough Last Friday

March 31st 6-9pm

Paynter Law 

106 S Churton Street

Ste 200

Hillsborough, NC 27278


Aqua Motus

3rd Friday 6-9pm, April 21st



Cosmic Florals

3rd Friday 6-9pm, May 19th

& Onwards: 

3rd Friday Art Crawls 6-9pm

Phelps Phine Art is Julian Phelps who is an abstract painter exploring the mysteries in nature. I work through the mediums: enamel, oil & cold-wax, and mixed media. My artworks range from miniature to enormous on 2D & 3D surfaces, all hand-painted originals for affordable prices. Within nature, I paint what you can see and depict what cannot be seen: floral & tribal designs, dreamy nature & critters, energy & movement.

My studio, Phelps Phine Art, is located in the beating heart of downtown Durham, 

in the back entry of Durham Arts Place

305 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina, United States

Studio open hours are on Durham 3rd Fridays 6-9pm, downtown events, and by appointment.   

During studio openings, there is usually exterior art in the open alley in between Foster & Holland Street, then (literally) through a hole and then another hole behind one of Durham's last historical brick walls is Phelps Phine Art Studio.

The front studio presents selected paintings in an all white painted room, and the back studio is my ongoing Black Light Installation, "Walk in Depth," which is an all black painted room. 

"Walk in Depth" is an immersive installation that explores mental and physical space through fluorescent painting and black lighting. Pictures are encouraged. Wear white/light colored clothing & you will glow!

It is ongoing and continuously transforming since November 2017.