Philip works in oil, water colour, drypoint and monotype. He enjoys working with form, colour and light, especially low winter and evening light which facilitates the wide tonal range in which he relishes.
Living in the South Island Philip finds plenty of city and rural landscapes an immediate source of inspiration - in particular the Canterbury plains and mountains, as well as the Central Otago lakes, vineyards and mountains.
He enjoys travelling and also painting overseas locations as well as regularly meeting with a life drawing group and incorporating the female nude into part of his work.
- 1959 - Born in Christchurch, New Zealand
- 1978 - 81 - Auckland University - studying architecture
- 1983 - 89 - Lived in the Mackenzie Country working seasonally at Ohau Ski Area, water colour painting and screen-printing with the mountainous environment for inspiration
- 1992 - Travelled and painted in Canada, USA, South America, France and Spain
- 1993 -Started working with acrylic and oils and exhibiting in group shows – joined regular life drawing group and set up studio
- 1995 - Etching course at Christchurch Polytechnic and developed skills in monotype and dry point
- 1996 - Painting trip to England, France, Switzerland
- 1998 - First solo exhibition
- 1999 - Painting trip to France and Italy
- 2006 - Painting trip to France and Italy
- 2001 - 07 - Annual exhibitions at Millwood Gallery (Wellington) and Little River Gallery (Banks Peninsula)
- 1997 - Merit Award – Malvern Community Art Society
- 1997 - Merit Award - Ashburton Society of Art
- 1999 - Members' Choice Award - COCA Christchurch
- 2001 - Premier Art Award - Ashburton Society of Art
- 2006 - Trust Power Award - Ashburton Society of Art