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Miss Phyllis Willis                  For as long as I can remember, art has been a part of my life.  I started my first formal art lesson at the age of nine and have been painting ever since!  The influence art played in my life has been a true and lasting gift from above.    It is my goal to share this gift with your children in hopes that it will enrich their lives as much as it has mine. 




  • I have a Bachelor of fine arts in Art Education and a Bachlor of fine art in art with a concentration in Painting from East Carolina University.  I  also studied under Walter C. Emerson, an political cartoonist from the Dallas Times Harold, Sandy Bergeron of Huntington Beach, California, and John Plumer Ludlum of Tustin, California.  There is a great web-site on John Ludlum called "The Master of Light" you can access for more information.


  • Onslow County has been my home for the past 21  years.  I taught art at Richlands Elementary School for four years, and at Queen's Creek Elementary for the past 17 years. 

    As a personal artist, I have been painting in oils and Acrylics for the past forty-one years.  I spend most of my summers painting murals and commission work for individuals , businesses and churches.