Phil Locascio

Once I retired, I decided to take up pastel painting which I had dabbled at through the years. At first I tried traditional pastel subjects like landscapes, flowers, sunsets, etc. However, I soon discovered that my talent was not in accurate reproductions of nature. Instead I found that I needed to release my imagination, use a freer hand and put my own slant on things.

The style I adopted demanded that accuracy take a back seat to pleasing shapes, forms and colors. My representations, I realized, were not so much what the subject actually looked like but to the feeling it emoted. Since my work was semi-cartoonish in nature and to a degree whimsical I moved on to trying my hand at caricatures of celebrities and other subjects.

I have been painting now for 8 years and still my style is evolving. In the last year or so I have been doing 3D paintings. I do my pieces in shadow boxes which allows me to paint individual pieces, cut them out separately and then glue them together in layer after layer. My work is displayed at various sites in Springfield and am excited about where my talent may lead me in the future.

NOVELS

I am also the author of six novels and a collection of some of my short stories. The titles and publishers are listed below. Through the years I have had dozens of short stories published in various magazines and anthologies. Several of my tales have received Honorable Mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.

Published Works

Howling Hounds – The Haunting Tales of Phil Locascio, (Sarob Press, 2004)
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The Sorcerer of Hooterville, (Coscom Entertainment, 2005)
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The Sins of Orville Sand, (Mundania Press, 2006)
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The Harbor of Ill Will, (BeWrite Books, 2012)
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In His Hands, (Endeavor Press, 2013)
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The Fragility of Contrition, (World Castle Publications, 2013)
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The Restoration of Josef Mundt, (World Castle Publications, 2014)
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The Bane of the Curious, (World Castle Publications, 2014)
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Check out Phil’s artwork and novels at:
https://phillocascioart.com