Philip was born in Warwickshire in 1971 and studied fine art, sculpture at Staffordshire University, graduating in 1993.
Since graduation, Philip has concentred on painting but still uses the drawing techniques he employed as a sculptor to produce detailed works.
In 2003 he became a professional artist after receiving a series of commissions for a large restaurant chain. The following year a studio space and mentorship was provided to Philip at Farnham Mailtings, which is part of a creative business start up scheme.
He started selling work through a London gallery and also exhibition at a number of major art fairs around the world. In addition, he worked on many large corporate and private commissions both locally and nationally.
In recent years he has taken time out of exhibiting to concentrate on raising a family, but has used this time productively to constantly develop his work and techniques.
Philip’s abstract and semi abstract painting comes from a wealth of sources; travel, personal photos, local landscapes and the daily dog walk to culminate in a host of series of works, all designed to push his painting process.
Philip works either directly onto canvas with many thin paint layers, often scrubbing back and reworking the paint to discover the required image or by digital means to combine several images to create complicated abstract arrangements. His paintings always have personal meaning, with many details that often warrant closer inspection.