Born in Yorkshire, Philip studied at Reigate School of Art graduating with a BA.(Hons) When he first took to painting full time Philip initially painted mostly in watercolour but later oils and pastel and is now discovering working in mixed media.
His work has been exhibited widely at galleries in London, and at regional galleries as well as France, Germany and America.
A number of his paintings have been published as greetings cards and fine art prints, he has also illustrated a number of books and magazines.
One of Philip's largest commissions was to design a large permanent wall mural for the reception area to the Ashford International railway station which has a countryside theme to it.
As well as Philip's paintings of the English landscape and observations within it he travels through France a great deal, painting the landscape there.