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Following three years of study at The Birmingham College of Art, Philip illustrated for

The Open University.

In later life Philip studied for a Bachelor of Education Degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Subsequently devoting 23 years of his life to teaching.


Philip admits his background in illustration greatly influences the detail he applies in his work. However he strives to go beyond a mere photographic likeness.

Whilst his passion leans towards pencil portraits, Philip also enjoys working with paint.

Both acrylic and oil paints are his mediums of choice for their vibrancy and depth of colour.   


Portrait commissions welcome.



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