Phil Fisher was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1945 into an artist family. His major early influence was his talented artist father and published poet grandmother. He attended University of Toledo, Ringling School of Art and the Instituto d'Allende in San Miguel, Mexico. He married an artist, Natalie Guess and has painted plein air for over 50 years, mostly on his own, as the plein air events weren't happening that often yet. He has taught, lectured, juried shows, demonstrated and now enjoys all the plein air events that he can be a part of! Co-owning their own gallery in Naples, Florida, he and his wife are working and doing their artwork on location as much as time allows them. He loves to paint on location and is a dedicated and passionate plein air artist!