Capen’s excellent work has achieved a growing popularity among the general public and is regularly recognized by awards from the art community. Thousands of private collectors treasure their Phil Capen art, and many corporations, including Disney and Burger King, have added Capen originals to their collections. On three different occasions Capen’s work has been included in the catalog of the “top one-hundred” paintings of the “Art for the Parks” annual contest sponsored by the U.S. National Parks. Another piece, “Windward Shore”, was recently featured in the book, A Gallery of Marine Art, published by Rockport Publishers. He is an exhibiting member of the American Artists Professional League, Inc., and the International Society of Marine Painters.
In the early 1980’s, because of the overwhelming demand for Capen’s work, he began publishing his art as limited edition prints. Over 70 images have been reproduced in editions of 750 to 1750; many of which have completely sold out. Until 1998 these prints were available only as offset lithographs, but with the coming of new technology all of Capen’s reproductions for the foreseeable future will be reproduced with even greater fidelity as Giclées (high quality computer generated digital fine art prints).