About

Biography

Philip was born in Warwickshire in 1971 and studied fine art, sculpture at Staffordshire University, graduating in 1993.

Since graduation, he has concentrated on painting but still uses the drawing techniques he employed as a sculptor to produce detailed works.

In 2003 he became a professional artist after receiving a series of commissions for a large restaurant chain. The following year studio space and mentorship was provided to Philip at Farnham Maltings, as part of a creative business start up scheme.

He has sold work through a London gallery and exhibited at several major art fairs around the world. In addition, he has worked on many large corporate and private commissions both locally and nationally.

Working from a large personal archive of photos and drawing means his work is inevitably autobiographical; evoking events, people and places from the everyday and his past. His recent work brings together and re-evaluates previous projects, including drawing and sculpture, in order to rework and consolidate pieces to form a unified yet diverse collection of painting.

He is constantly developing his painting process, initially working both digitally and in sketchbooks before moving to canvas, building up layer after layer of paint, often scrubbing back before applying a new image to create detailed and complicated abstract arrangements.

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 – Surrey Artists Open Studios.

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 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.

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