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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.   



Current Exhibits:

Phelps Phine Art presents:

Last! Artsy Alley (of2021)

11/20 Saturday 10am-4pm

Durham Holiday Market Art Walk

305 E. Chapel Hill St. Durham

Back of Block - In the open alley - In between Foster St. & Holland St.

Affordable, Framed, & Small Paintings!

Dreamy Nature, Cosmic Florals, Purty Birds, Mystical-Deco, Visual Physics (from the vaults), and a washboard (but just for show). 


Appointments Only:
The White Room, The Grey Room, & The Black Room

Hole in a Hole

Through a

Brick Wall

305 E Chapel Hill St.

Durham NC 27701

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