About

Biography

Philip was born in Warwickshire and studied fine art, sculpture at Staffordshire University. Since graduating he has concentrated on painting and became a full time artist over fifteen years ago when he gained a number of large scale commissions for a national chain of bars and restaurants.

At that time he was awarded studio space and mentorship at the Farnham Maltings as part of a creative business start up scheme and began selling work through a London gallery, exhibiting both in the UK and internationally through art fairs. He has since worked on many large corporate and private commissions both locally and nationally.

Philip’s abstract and semi abstract painting comes from a wealth of sources; travel, personal photos, local landscapes or the daily dog walk. He uses several images to build up layers either digitally or in sketchbooks before starting on canvas. This becomes the basis of a lengthy process of building up and partially scrubbing back layer after layer of paint, often with a new image on top of the other. His latest work adds a further masked-out impasto layer, almost obscuring the painting entirely. This distills the essence of it’s source, creating a painting that becomes its own unique thing.

Philip lives and works in Farnham, Surrey.

 

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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:

2019

– September. Surrey Artist of the Year, shortlisted group show, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.

– July. Guildford Arts Fringe Festival. Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford.

-July. Wild Card Postcard Auction, George Abbott School, Guildford.

– June. Surrey Artists Open Studios.

– Winter/Spring collection, McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming.

2016

– Transitions. Solo show, AH Gallery, Farnham.

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 Studio, The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair.

– 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.