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Phil Wilson

Phil is an award-winning Pittsburgh based illustrator with 49+ years of professional experience in the animation and illustration fields. As co-owner of Allan & Wilson Animation Studio, he created award-winning animation for two half-hour TV specials , "Allison and the Magic Bubble",airing on HBO, and "A Star For Jeremy", airing on Showtime cable, which was the bronze medal winner in the 1983 New York International Television and Film Festival. Phil also contributed animation for the hit music video "Runnin' Down a Dream" for singer Tom Petty, which was chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 5 best music videos for 1989. He animated on several TV commercials, most noteably the national TV spot introducing Heinz Barbecue Sauce. He contributed both animation and all of the animation backgrounds for the feature film "Creepshow 2" and also contributed animation background work for the original feature "Creepshow" by George Romero and Stephen King.

As an illustrator, he has done 94 books (mostly for children), as well as VHS video & DVD cover art,... over 80 collector's art plates of classic Disney characters for The Bradford Exchange,(as well as a few for Warner Brothers Looney Tunes),.. magazine article illustration, award-winning posters, book covers, billboards, greeting cards, brochures, jigsaw puzzles, advertising and product illustration, and even a dinosaur Monopoly game. 

Major clients include The Walt Disney Company, Time-Warner, The Bradford Exchange, Golden Books, Intervisual Books, Goodtime Home Video, National Geographic books, Travelodge Inns, Wild Outdoor World Magazine, Harper-Collins Books, VH1/Viacom, Heinz, CBS/"60 Minutes", Kings Restaurants, Eat'nPark Restaurants, Dad's Dog Treats, Westinghouse, McGraw-Hill Publications, MasterPieces Puzzle Co, Murals Your Way, Entertainment Weekly Magazine, People Magazine, and Publications International, to name just a few.

Phil has worked in all traditional media, but his media of choice is watercolor or acrylic, applying traditional techniques as well as airbrush.  His working style ranges from cartoon to photo-realism including various other styles 'in-between'.

He has garnered numerous awards for his work in both film and illustration, and has been inducted into two halls of fame.

He specializes in classic Disney character art and scientifically accurate dinosaur illustration, working with world-renowned paleontologists,.. most noteably Dr. Jack Horner.

For additional samples and inquiries, please contact artist's agent Cliff Knecht at <artrep1.com>, or 412-761-5666.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15234
412-343-9568
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Genres

  • Package
  • Nature
  • Humorous
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction
  • Children
  • Book
  • Animation
  • Advertising
  • Portrait
  • Products/Merchandise

Keywords

  • Acrylics
  • Airbrush
  • Animals
  • Books
  • Caricature
  • Cartoons
  • Children
  • Gouache
  • Holiday
  • Illustrated Maps
  • Line Art
  • Music
  • Packaging
  • Pen and Ink
  • Posters
  • Products/Merchandise
  • Storyboard
  • Watercolor