Phil Jarvis paintings home murals signs art

Phil Jarvis in St. Louis Homes
and Lifestyles Magazine!

Read the article and see the photos on!

Text: Megan Farokhmanesh
Photos: Ashley Gieseking
March 2012

It's the eyes that pull you in. Their quiet gaze seems to lock onto yours, lingering briefly before your attention wanders to the second pair below, the third above. No matter where you look, someone is always watching. This is a signature of artist Phil Jarvis’ work.

“They attract people,” says Phil of his many-gazed creations. “It’s a way to guide people around the canvas.”

But few tricks are needed to draw attention to the work of this modern artist, muralist and sign-maker. A painter all his life, Phil has long since mastered the fine art of recreating images with photographic quality. His mural art dots the St. Louis landscape, with work featured in dozens of local establishments and landmarks, including Lola, Adriana’s on the Hill, Kakao Chocolate, Morgan Street Brewery, and even lining the halls and ceilings of the historic Lemp Mansion.

The true artistic value of his work is the push: the bending of intrinsic values. His surrealist, mind-bending creations combine free-flowing shapes with surprising color. Phil’s work represents the truest sense of modern art: fresh, abstract ideas that abandon tradition in search of something new and innovative...

This is just a short preview! Read the rest of the article and see the photos here:!

Phil Jarvis