top of page
Beat Profile & Art.jpg

Photo Credit: 


#durhambeat #theowlephant#gonzojournalism

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 tiny to large 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, NC

Hours are usually Durham 3rd Fridays 6-9pm, downtown events, and by appointment - Please refer at the bottom of the page for current news. 

During studio openings, there is usually exterior art in the open alley in between Foster & Holland Street, then (literally) through a hole then another hole behind the brick wall is Phelps Phine Art Studio.

The front studio presents selected paintings, and the back studio is my ongoing Black Light Installation, "Walk in Depth." 

"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.   


Phelps Phine Art presents - 

4th Year Black Light Installation "Walk in Depth" & Holiday Market

**a colossal amount of art**

11/18 3rd Fridays 6-9pm

11/19 Holiday Market Saturday 10am-5pm 

11/20 Holiday Market Sunday 12-6pm


"Walk in Depth" is a black light installation that explores mental and physical space through Phelps' painting styles - abstract nature / symbols / mystical deco. November 2022 marks the 4th year public appearance. Since the re-opening in August '22, new additions have been added, special additions have been added to mark this anniversary - which will be on view only Nov and Dec.

Small, framed, and affordable ultraviolet-reactive art will be available from birds, nature, ghosts to masks. 


Holiday Market  

An exquisite gift for your friend, family, stranger or yourself!

Small, framed, and affordable paintings. 

Phelps has unearthed some of his older paintings to mix it up with the current ones, leaps of inspirations will be witnessed:

Visual Physics Etchings - Cosmic Florals Mixed Media - Bird Motifs Oil Wax - Mystical Deco - Electrifying Lines - Symbols - Whew!

In addition - painted glass cups and fun masks!


+ if you missed out on Spooky Funky III (Oct'22) - you will be able to partially see the front and back room murals (ghosts that kiss, jump, kayak, you know)


 Phelps Phine Art

305 E. Chapel Hill St.

Durham, NC. 27701

(Back of Block)

@  juliancphelps

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



Aqua Motus

3rd Friday 6-9pm, April 21st



Cosmic Florals

3rd Friday 6-9pm, May 19th

bottom of page