"While painting this portrait of GEORGE FLOYD... I found myself getting emotional... thinking of his last words... thinking of his daughter.. I had to step away from the painting.... clear my head for a second. And even though my head is not clear and I’m not okay... as an artist, a BLACK MAN, a father, a husband, I wanted to make sure I paint him the way I see him." - Phil Simpson
Born and Raised in the City of Detroit, Artist Phillip Darnell Simpson has been drawing and painting since a child. Simpson works predominantly in the medium of painting but very sufficient in pencil. Simpson specializes in making people smile with his work. Some of his work can be found in galleries but also in many urban neighborhoods across the city. Simpson believes that if he makes one persons smile with his work, his job is done. Simpson is founder and owner of The Baltimore Gallery located in Milwaukee Junction, Detroit.