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 that his background in illustration has greatly influenced the detail he applies in his work. However he strives to go beyond a mere photographic likeness. His aim is to create a window whereby the onlooker becomes involved in the story that he conveys beyond the confines of the picture frame.
Whilst Philip's passion leans towards pencil portraits, he also enjoys working with paint. Both acrylic and oil paints are his mediums of choice for their vibrancy and depth of colour.
Whilst mainly producing artwork for his own satisfaction, portrait commissions are welcome.