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


Burwell School Historic Site

Fall Festival Market

September 23rd 12-5pm

Canceling on my end at this rain or shine event 

due to a tropical rain storm!

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

The Review I

3rd Friday 6-9pm, June 16th 

The Review II

3rd Friday 6-9pm, July 21st

The Review III

3rd Friday 6-9pm, August 18th

Birds! Shrubs! Pottery!

Flora & Fauna from the Secret Garden 

3rd Friday 6-9pm September 15th

48th Centerfest, Saturday 16th 12-6pm

& Sunday 17th 12-5pm

Upstairs Expo II

Hillsborough Last Friday

September 29th, 6-9pm

Paynter Law 

106 S Churton Street

Ste 200

Hillsborough, NC 27278

7th Annual 

Paint It Orange 

Plein Air Paint out

Wednesday October 4th - Friday 6th 

Orange County Arts Commission 

437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough NC 27278

Spooky Funky IV

3rd Friday 6-9pm, October 20th


5th Year Anniversary, "Walk in Depth," 

Black Light Installation

3rd Friday 6-9pm, November 17th, 

& Holiday Market 

Saturday 18th 12-6pm & Sunday 19th 12-5pm

5th Year Anniversary "Walk in Depth"

Black Light Installation

*(postponed to this date)*

3rd Friday 6-9pm, December 15th

& 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.