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Biography

Philip was born in Warwickshire in 1971 and studied fine art, sculpture at Staffordshire University, graduating in 1993. Since then he has concentrated on painting but still uses the drawing techniques he employed as a sculptor.

In 2003 he gained a series of commissions for a large restaurant chain and the next year was given studio space and mentorship at the Farnham Maltings as part of a creative business start up scheme. He began selling work through a London gallery, exhibiting in the gallery and in art fairs around the world and has since worked on many large corporate and private commissions both locally and nationally. He is currently represented by McAllister Thomas Fine Art in Godalming.

Philip’s abstract and semi abstract painting comes from a wealth of sources; travel, personal photos, local landscapes and the daily dog walk to culminate in a host of series of works, all designed to push his painting process. Working either directly onto canvas with many thin paint layers, often scrubbing back and reworking the paint to discover the required image or by digital means to combine several images to create complicated abstract arrangements. His paintings always have personal meaning, with many details that often warrant closer inspection.

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b. 1971 Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Qualifications and Training:

1990 – 1993: Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent.
BA (hons) Fine Art, Sculpture.

1988 – 1990: North Warwickshire College of Technology and Art, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
BTEC National Diploma in Fine Art and ‘A’ level Art.
Selected Exhibitions:

2016 – Transitions. Solo show, AH Gallery, Fanham.
2015 – West End Centre, Aldershot.
– Lace Paintings, Baker Tilly, Guildford
– Access Arts #Shareabird schools project.
– All Hallows School Artist in Residence Workshops.

2013 – West End Centre, Aldershot
2012 – Guildford Arts, Guildford
2010 – Surrey Artist of the year shortlist, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
– 99 Objects, Farnham
– Affordable Art Fair New York, Will’s Art Warehouse, New York
– The Affordable Art Fair, Will’s Art Warehouse, London
– There is Beauty in the City, Air Space Gallery, Stoke on Trent
– Surrey Artist’s Open Studios, Farnham, Surrey.

2008 – The Three Roses Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex.
– Tanner and Taylor, Farnham, Surrey.

2007 – The Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York.

2006 – Guildford Arts winter exhibition, Clyde and Co, Guildford, Surrey.
– Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow.
– Courtyard Kiln Space End of Residency show, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey.
– The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London.

2005 – The Winter show, The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.
– The Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York.
– Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow.
– White Bread, the Foyer, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey.
– Seeing Faces, Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames, Surrey.

2004 – The Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York.
– Farnham Art Society Prize winner’s exhibition, Farnham Museum, Farnham, Surrey.
– Annual Spring Exhibition, Baker Tilly, Guildford, Surrey.
– The Affordable Art Fair, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney, Australia.
– Spring show, Tuchique Art, Frensham, Surrey.
– Glasgow Art Fair, George Fair, Glasgow.
– Melbourne Art Fair, Australia.
– F A S Annual Show, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey.
– Paint, Will’s Art Warehouse, London.
– The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London.

Selected Commissions:

2010 – Ellis Campbell, Farnham, Surrey.

2009 – David Collins Design, The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair.

2008-09 – Mrs J Coombes, Crondall, Surrey.

2006 – Sapsed Stevens, Farnham, Surrey.
– Harrison Ince, Manchester.

2005 – Ellis Campbell Coxbridge, The Enterprise Centre,
– Coxbridge Business Park, Farnham, Surrey.

2004 – Harrison Ince, The Glass House, Merseyside.
– JD Wetherspoon, The Riddle White, Carlisle
– Harrison Ince, The Bath House, Lloyds No1 bar, Kendal.

2003 – Harrison Ince, The Saracen’s Head, Daventry.
– JD Wetherspoon, The Ambrose Lloyd, Mold.

2002 – Harrison Ince, Lloyds No1, Camden Lock, London.

Workshops and Residencies:

2015-18 – All Hallows School workshops, Farnham
2016 – Belle Vue School workshops
2013 – Pilgrims Way School ‘Exploring Monet’ residency
2007 – Pilgrims Way School studio workshops
2006 – Artist in residence, Postcard exhibition, Farnham Maltings
– Treloars studio workshops
– St Andrews School studio workshops, Farnham, Surrey
– Painting by Numbers, The Maltings Festival, Farnham.

Awards:

2007 – Celeste Art Prize shortlist, London
2004 – James Hockey Award for Best Painting, FAS, Surrey Institute of Art and Design.