Following three years of study at The Birmingham College of Art, Philip illustrated for The Open University.
In later life Philip achieved a Bachelor of Education Degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University, subsequently devoting 23 years of his life to teaching.
Whilst he admits that his background in technical illustration greatly influences the detail he applies in his work, Philip strives to go beyond a mere photographic likeness with his artwork.
Whilst his passion leans towards portraiture, Philip also enjoys drawing or painting anything of interest.
His mediums of choice include pencil, acrylic or oil paints for their vibrancy and depth of colour.