Abstract Phil is Phillip Riley, an acclaimed, passionate artist, living through his work, who finds his productivity compromised by lack of inspiration. His impatience with himself leads to flights of irrational behavior, centered in the Northern California coastal town of Bodega Bay. The arrival of Gina Bartoni, a headstrong PhD candidate obsessed with Riley's paintings, changes everything. Lost in love, the artist builds a bridge from the self-reflective importance of his craft to the woman in his life.
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About the Author
Marco Barla is a California native, born and raised in San Francisco. He attended UCLA and received a bachelor's degree in American History and a Master's degree from Loyola University. Following an Honorary Discharge from military service, he worked in construction and wrote freelance articles, music reviews and feature editorials. Motion picture publicity and marketing followed, including a twenty-year association with Warner Bros. films and Malpaso Productions. "Abstract Phil" is his first novel.
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Abstract Phil: Art Is love. Art Is Life based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I loved this Book! Abstract Phil is a compelling, beautifully written novel that takes the reader on a journey into the world of an abstract artist, his desire for inspiration and the woman that helps him find it. Filled with complex characters and a crazy, loyal dog, the author's storytelling is poetic and eloquent, capturing the reader’s attention with the self-reflective voice of his narrator, Phillip Riley, as he creates his greatest masterpiece and becomes master of his own destiny. Abstract Phil is a wonderful and original piece of literature,I highly recommend Mr. Barla's book.