Born in 1945, Philip studied art and design at the Sutton School of Art and the London School of Printing. After
college he spent several years working as a designer and illustrator in studios in the London area. It was at this time that he became associated with the Internationally renowned group `The Moody Blues` for whom he produced record sleeves in the late 1960s and early `70s.
Coming initially from London he grew up enjoying the landscape of Surrey and the surrounding counties and his paintings at this time were exhibited at galleries in Wimbledon, Thames Ditton, Windsor and Petersfield.
Philip moved to Cornwall in 1976. It was after several holidays in the area that he decided that
he should live there. He felt that the close proximity of the sea and the diverse and exciting landscape that it engendered
created a stimulating environment in which to work. Phil is mainly concerned to convey the mood and atmosphere of the subjects he is painting, and with his bold use of light and shade he is capable of producing highly dramatic images. He
often likes to include animals and sometimes figures in his work as they provide not only life and a focus but also a narrative element.