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Mar 29, 2013 04:55PM ● By Phil Fisher

Frequently working en plein air  to capture the tropical light and colors he reveres, fine artist Phil Fisher has been painting in Naples, Florida for the past 40 years. “I was born with a brush in my hand,” he confides. “I love being around the water, so I have a particular affinity for boats—especially sailboats—beaches and palm trees. I like to think of my paintings as a sanctuary for those who feel anesthetized by technology.”

Fisher and his artist wife, Natalie Guess (, own and operate a gallery, studio and art frame shop in Crayton Cove, in historic Old Naples. Guess has been creating and teaching batik for more than 32 years and, like Fisher, is drawn to landscapes and nature.

Wildlife often features prominently in Fisher’s art, and his colorful, vibrant watercolors and oils have raised funds for numerous wildlife organizations. “I believe it is best for an artist to paint from the heart… doing work for causes which we believe are fair and just,” he says.

View the artist’s portfolio at Visit Phil Fisher Gallery/Studio and Guess-Fisher Gallery, Etc. at 810 Twelfth Ave. S.

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