Born in 1970. Living in Los Angeles, Mark Phillips paints daily out on the roof of his studio where he loves to listen to music and delve into abstraction. He takes inspiration from his immediate surroundings, real or imagined, and paints into the wee hours of the night. “That’s when the energy comes.” Scott is primarily self taught and began painting full time after a brush with cancer in 1999. He was admitted into the Pasadena Society of Artists in 2004.