His Holiness, The Dalai Lama with Phil in his studio 1991 NFS
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama choosing a drawing created on location in Tibet, from Phil's studio inventory.
Desmond Tutu with Phil and Carole at their exhibition 1994
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC celebrated Desmond Tutu's new book and birthday. Archbishop's reception was held in the St. Bonifac Gallery where Phil and Carole's work was on display.
Oscar Hijuelos's with Phil 1994 NFS
Oscar Hijuelos (Pulitzer Prize in Literature, Mambo Kings), purchased one of my drawings, (hanging behind us), from an exhibit of my work at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC.
Arnauld D'Hauterives, winner Grand Prix du Rome. 1981 NFS
Arnauld D'Hauterives won the Grand Prix du Rome in painting and was my painting instructor in Paris. This photo was taken of the three of us in his Paris studio.
With photographer, Galen Rowell, in his San Francisco studio. 1997 NFS
We were planning a project in Mustang with Galen before he and his wife tragically died.
Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Bishop of the Cathedral, and actor, Delroy Lindo at my exhibit 1994 NFS
Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, the Bishop of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, and actor , Delroy Lindo, who purchased two of my works from the show at the cathedral.
Barbara and Ed Heminger, Dir. of Associated Press, Nicholas Roerich Museum, NYC 1991 NFS
Ed Heminger was Dir. of the Associated press and a good friend. He and his wife came out to NYC to our opening reception at the Nicholas Roerich Museum.
Saddhu, Kathmandu, looking through my location drawings. 1980 NFS
Saddhu (Holy Man) in Kathmandu, looked through my sketches, drew a large crowd and was photographed by the local newspaper, The Rising Nepal and was published a few days later.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama entering my studio. 1991 NFS
Carole and I organized and hosted His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in Findlay. He paid a visit to my studio where he met my mother.
USIA Exhibition of my work with Chancellor of the Art Academy, Kathmandu. 1988 NFS
Artist, John Westmore and I had an exhibit of our work at the USIA Culture Center in Kathmandu. We are here with the Chancellor of the Art Academy, Kathmandu, and his wife.
Opening Reception, Henry Gregg Gallery, D.U.M.BO, Brookly, NY 2010 NFS
Opening reception, Oct 7, 2010, Henry Gregg Gallery, D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception, Henry Gregg Gallery, DUMBO, NY October 7, 2010 NFS
Opening reception, Henry Gregg Gallery, DUMBO, NY
His Holiness and the 1988 Cultural Arts Expedition 1988
The 1988 Cultural Arts Expedition to Tibet and the Himalayas. We were guests of the Dalai Lama for two weeks in Dharamsala while on a six-month journey through Tibet and the Tibetan refugee communities in India and Nepal.
Entrance to The Portsmouth Museum 1997
Monks dismantled the sand mandala and ceremoniously march under a banner advertising Phil and his wife's exhibition.
Sugden drawing on location at Rongbuck Monastery/Mt. Everest, Tibet 1988 NFS
Boniface Art Center, Escanaba, MI 2005 NFS
Three Artists, Three Languages. Art faculty of Bluffton University at the Boniface Art Center, Escanaba, MI.
Boniface Art Center, Escanaba, MI 2005 NFS
Three Artists, Three Languages. Art faculty from Bluffton University.
Opening Reception, Portsmouth Museum, VA 1997
Sugden's art work with the Drepung Tibetan monks. This was one of the museum's most attended shows.
Enso 2009 Ink, Laquer, Acrylic on handmade Himalayan Daphne paper 7 foot diameter $750
Tibetan Buddhist Geshe and Phil, Studio 2010 photo by Leslie Clingerman NFS
Conversation with Tibetan Geshe about the new painting. September 1.
Geshe and Phil, Studio Sept 1, 2010 Photo by Leslie Clingerman NFS
Having a conversation about the new painting with Tibetan Geshe
Gaden Shartse, Tibetan monks, Phil's studio Sept. 1, 2010 Photo by Leslie Clingerman NFS
Here, the monks are getting ready to chant a blessing prayer on the painting that contains my mother's ashes.
Tibetan monks chanting for painting Sept. 1, 2010 Photo by Leslie Clingerman NFS
The monks are chanting a prayer for the ashes of my mother in the painting.
Jones Building Studio 1991
The 3rd floor of The Jones Building has several ballrooms, one of which made a good studio space to work on this large commission project for "Year of Tibet" exhibits at the Denise Bibro Gallery in NYC.
Sugden's Studio in The Jones Building, Findlay. 2007
This painting is shown only partly completed. In the end, it was cut up to the ratio of 1.618 and remounted.
Phil at the Henry Gregg Gallery, Brooklyn, DUMBO October 2010 NFS
USIA exhibit with Director and Assist. 1988 NFS
John Westmore and I had an exhibit of our work at the USIA Culture Center in Kathmandu. Here with the Director and the Assistant.