Phil began his artistic career at the age of 10 when he started painting in oils, he passed his ‘O’ level Art a year early, then went on to study photography at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design. He then went on to work as an advertising photographer in London for 18 years.
Phil is well known for his beautiful lighting techniques, creativity, work ethic and attention to detail. He’s worked for a long list of household names during his career, shooting a huge variety of subjects, from still life and food to interiors, fashion and portraiture.
After a lot of soul searching, Phil decided to spread his wings and rediscover his own way of seeing again. He felt it was time to share how he feels and understands the world around us, from the beautifully simple things in life, like the journey of light cascading through leaves, on its way to kiss the ground; to deeper subjects that are close to Phil’s heart, our environment, our emotional selves and mental wellbeing.
Phil embraces a variety of contemporary printing techniques to present his work, including aluminium, dibond and fine art papers.
Phil’s turned a wineglass into a Hummingbird; he’s made flowers from a champagne flute, Bluebells from a wine glass and side plate and many more surreal visions. His use of the circular shaped print, adds to your experience, it gives you a feeling of looking through a keyhole into another world, Phil’s world.
To help Phil on his quest to share his love of light, he’s used contemporary printing techniques, using brushed aluminium that sparkles and reacts to light in a variety of ways. He’s used shimmery white aluminium too, when light hits the white areas of the work they sparkle, bringing his work to life.
Phil has used this material to present his visions, as it needs no frame or glass. He feels that both of these elements hinder his viewing experience. Aluminium can also be hung in a wide spectrum of places; they can be hung outside or even in a bathroom.
Phil’s ‘Fragile Creations’ can be supplied in either circular or square shaped artworks, you can decide which shape you like best. You can also choose which material to have your artwork created on, Brushed Aluminium, White Aluminium or as a more traditional, Fine Art giclee.