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Biography

Philip was born in St. Helens in 1958. Artistic talent ran in his family though he was the first to develop his interest and skills and paint professionally. Philip cannot recall the exact age when he started to draw and paint though he was very young and remembers asking for sets of paints as birthday presents. At school he frequently came top in art demonstrating talent from a very early age. His ambition was that one day he would become a professional artist. Upon leaving school he went into surveying and estate agency where he was able to develop commercial skills which also helped him in the art world. Philip continued to paint in every spare moment practicing and perfecting until after many years his first major breakthrough came when he began to paint still life and this enabled him to turn professional in 1996. Since turning professional Philip has developed his portfolio into other genres and throughout the following years won several awards and had work accepted for exhibition by leading art organizations. Most artists ally themselves to a particular group of like-minded painters and Philip belongs to the “Classical Realism” school. The movement places great emphasis on the development of true artistic skill and the creation of paintings of great beauty. Philip's work hangs in private collections in the UK, USA and Australia. EXHIBITIONS 2004. Daily Mail “Not the Turner Prize” 2006. National Exhibition Wildlife Art. 2006. “Wildart Expo” Bonhams Chester 2006. Wildlife Art Society International. 2007. National Exhibition Wildlife Art. 2007. The Wildlife Art Society International 2007. Royal West Of England Academy 2007. Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 2009. Grosvenor Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester. 2009. National Exhibition Wildlife Art. 2011. National Exhibition Wildlife Art. 2013. Grosvenor Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester AWARDS 2004. Daily Mail “Not the Turner Prize”-“Short listed”. 2006. “Wildart Expo” Bonhams Chester - awarded a “Commended” and a “Highly Commended”. 2007. The Wildlife Art Society International-Bronze Medal Winner MAGAZINE FEATURES 1998. (April) Lancashire Life magazine published a Four Page Feature. 2000. (February) International Artist magazine feature in the “Master painters of the World Showcase”. 2012. Countryman Magazine. A feature was published in the August 2012 issue. 2015. (May) Lancashire Life “Artist of the Month”. 2016. "This England" magazine published a feature in the spring edition. NOTABLE COMMISSIONS 2010. Commissioned By St Helens RLFC. At the end of the 2010 season and after 120 years at Knowsley Road "Saints" played their last game at their historic ground and have now moved to a brand new stadium. As a tribute and to provide a lasting memory I was commissioned by the club to paint a portrait of the Knowsley Road ground which was reproduced as fine art prints for fans and supporters of "Saints". NOTABLE ASSOCIATIONS 2014. PPT Art LUISS Business School Rome. Invited to become a listed artist for PPT Art which provides art globally for private and corporate clients. ART FAIRS 2016 Chester Arts Fair 2017 Chester Arts Fair (November 17-19th)

Skills

Picture/Painting
  • Oil
  • Animals & Birds
  • Still Life
  • Cityscape
  • Landscape
  • Realism

General

  • Will work from a photo
  • Only Ships within the UK
  • Ships 'Artwork for Sale' within 3 Days
  • This Artist has not entered any pricing information