About the artist: Philip Newsom earned his BFA in illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, in 2000. The next year he returned to Colorado. Since then he has continued to practice his craft as an illustrator, painter and muralist. He has painted numerous commissioned landscapes and animal portraits, and has been represented by various fine art galleries in Crested Butte, Evergreen and Denver. Image © copyright by Philip Newsom.