Philip works in oil, water colour, drypoint and monotype. He enjoys working with form, colour and light, especially low winter and evening light which facillitates the wide tonal range in which he relishes.

Philip's immediate environment in Christchurch, the city scapes, Canterbury plains and mountains are a  source of inspiration. He meets regularly with a life drawing group and the female nude forms a large part of his work.

1959 Born in Christchurch, New Zealand
1978 - 81 Auckland University - studying architecture
Canterbury University - studying commerce
1983 - 89 lived in the MacKenzie Country working seasonally at Ohau Ski Area, watercolour painting and screenprinting 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 Polytech and developed skills in monotype and drypoint
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 – 12 annual exhibitions at Millwood Gallery (Wellington) and Little River Gallery (Banks Peninsula)


Professional Recognition/Awards

1997 Merit Award – Malvern Community Art Society
Merit Award – Ashburton Society of Art
1999 Members' Choice Award – COCA Christchurch
2001 Premier Art Award – Ashburton Society of Art
2006 TrustPower Award – Ashburton Society of Art