Alaskan resettles in Oregon
A well known artist and designer, Phyllice has recently moved
to Oregon from Alaska where she lived for 39 years. She grew up in Los Angeles and worked for an advertising art studio after
college. She was Art Director of two advertising agencies in Anchorage, ran her own communication consulting business for
17 years, was the Publication Specialist for the Alaska Division of Tourism for 7 years, and later produced television commercials
at ABC TV in Juneau.
Phyllice has also owned
an antique shop, worked as an interior designer, acted as a political consultant and is best known in Alaska for her architectural
design work, which includes designing and coordinating the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion, portions of the Capitol
Building, the Senate Building, Valentine Building, etc. She writes mystery books with her sister Morgan St. James.
She is accomplished in several different media; as a weaver, her work won awards in the Alaska
statewide juried art shows Earth, Fire and Fiber (Best of Category)
and Sitka Juried Art Show (Best of Show). She paints in
oils, paints on silk and experiments with various types of printmaking.
Combining Art and Humor
Phyllice includes humor in almost every piece she creates, with cats and dogs playing a leading or supporting
role. When pets are not involved, she often features images from her family album. Her fun- loving mother was the youngest
of ten children who joked, laughed, played banjos and ukuleles, and always cut up for the camera, providing abundant material
to work from.
605 NE 1st Street