Following three years of study at The Birmingham College of Art, Philip illustrated educational units at The Open University.
He eventually founded his own successful business and after 15 years it was sold on to enable him to study full time for a university degree as a Bachelor of Education.
Subsequently Philip devoted 23 years of his life to teaching.
Now retired, Philip is finally able to concentrate on his love of drawing and painting
He admits that his background in illustration grealy influences the detail that he applies in his artwork.
However, he strives to go beyond a mere photographic likeness.
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.
Best Painting: Staffordshire Moorlands Open 2016
Best Painting: Three Counties 2020
Joint Second: American Artist Awards 2020