Philip studied art at Cleveland Art College leading to a Degree in Fine Art at Sunderland University before going into teaching. He taught Art and Design Technology, before leaving in 2018 to devote more time to his art career.
Philip has displayed work at the BBC exhibition centre London, Darlington Gallery, Middlesbrough Municipal gallery and has had solo shows including Kirkleatham Museum, Animal Gallery Malton, the Heritage Gallery in Middlesbrough and Palace Arts Gallery in Redcar. Philip has work in private collections both nationally and across the North East.
As a child I spent long happy summer holidays on my grandparent’s farm which was part arable and part livestock. In my working life I organised outdoor education and mountaineering ventures for children in the upland areas of Britain and North Yorkshire.
When I paint now I combine these influences and draw on the rich tapestry of past images to create work in which I try to present the Yorkshire landscape, characters and life of which I am proud.
I have always been a fan of Border Collies and own two, Belle a rough haired and Jess a smooth haired. Of course they are the stars in my paintings.