Phil McKenney

Art & Performance

Phil McKenney is a full-time commercial artist and performer. His work is loose, spontaneous and sometimes gritty, yet it’s hard to fit his work into any known pigeonhole. Maybe this is due to his diverse art experience. He’s been a filmmaker, animator, editorial cartoonist, Virginia Commonwealth University art school grad at age 44, TV courtroom artist, magazine illustrator, advertising illustrator, sports painter, muralist, sign painter, and drawing teacher.

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Contact me if you’re interested in commissioning a piece or schedule a performance.

“Wild Men. the Dawn of Rock ‘n; Roll”

1 hour performance-art piece featuring pen & ink drawings

  • (540) 419 3860

An entertaining performance, showing his pen and ink portraits of the 20 or so performers who created a musical shockwave in the mid 50’s.



Here’s what my happy clients had to say about me:

Anytime we come to Virginia for a Town revitalization project, I know I can count on Phil to be an integral part of the mural team. He’s skilled, hard working and a joy to have around.

Melanie Stimmell, We Talk Chalk - Montross Mural Studio

Everyone in our community continues to compliment how beautiful our sign now looks.  We here at Safe Harbor Landing community cannot thank Phil enough for the professionalism, caring, and commitment to our project.

Tony Carey, Secretary SHLPOA

Phil did a wonderful job painting our sign in front of Callao Brewing Co.

Professional and Courteous Service, the Best

Callao Brewing Co.

Phil engages is audiences with music, stories and art. He has fast become a regular at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington, VA. Our residents ask for him time and time again.

Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury

At Heritage Green, we have Phil entertain each month. He goes above and beyond to capture the audience with his charm and history of the artists. He is quite the entertainer and engages a wide variety of individuals- no matter the age! We are so fortunate to have Phil and his extraordinary talent to  uplift and engage our residents! He will put on a show you’ll never forget!

Heritage Green