The Long View, Prairie Paintings from Illinois Nature Preserves

June - December, 2022

Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds

10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd. Lewistown, Illinois

Philip’s paintings from 18 nature preserves across Illinois celebrate the 59-year legacy of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and offer a window into the past and present nature of the prairie state.

Organized below by size:
(note. 6 more paintings will be added here soon)

Winter Evening

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Sand Prairie-Scrub Oak Nature Preserve, Mason County, Illinois
2019

Oil on canvas 36 x 60 in. (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
Available

Shoe Factory Road Prairie

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Cook County, Illinois
2022

Oil on canvas 24 x 48 in. (61 x 121.9 cm)
Artist's collection

Doug’s Knob, December

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
December 17, 2018 (Finished 2019)

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Available

Remnant View

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
June 12, 2018

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Private collection

Doug’s Knob, October

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
October 20, 2017

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Available

Remnant Ridge

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
July 29, 2015 (Finished 2018)

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Private collection

Goat Prairie

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Hanover Bluff State Natural Area, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
September 30, 2016

Oil on canvas 12.25 x 18 in. (31.1 x 45.7 cm)
Private collection

Two Clouds

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Foley Sand Prairie, Lee County , Illinois
May 10, 2019

Oil on canvas 11 x 18 in. (27.9 x 45.7 cm)
Available

Smoke Clearing

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
March 25, 2019

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Sand Prairie

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Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois
July 26, 2015

Oil on canvas 10 x 16 in. (25.4 x 40.6 cm)
Private collection

Black Oaks

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Pembroke Savanna, Kankakee County, Illinois
August 18, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Private collection

Combustion

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
March 26, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Private collection

Receding Flame Front

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
March 26, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Private collection

Post Oak

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Cave Creek Glade, Johnson County, Illinois
May 8, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Private collection

Clifftop Verdure

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Fults Hill Prairie, Monroe County, Illinois
May 9, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Available

Tawny Slopes

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Revis Hill Prairie, Mason County, Illinois
May 9, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Available

Flame Front Departing

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
March 23, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Available

Building Black

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
March 25, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Available

August Flora

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Loda Cemetery Prairie, Iroquois County, Illinois
2022

Oil on hardboard 11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm)
Artist's collection

Plum Thicket

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
December 18, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Available

Late Color

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
June 12, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Available

Wet Prairie

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Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, Grundy County, Illinois
June 14, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Private collection

Lockport Prairie

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Will County, Illinois
June 15, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Private collection

Limestone Bluffs

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Fults Hill Prairie, Monroe County, Illinois
June 11, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Available

Somme Prairie Grove

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Cook County, Illinois
August 19, 2019

Oil on canvas 8 x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Private collection


Illinois Nature Preserves featured in the Exhibit