My name is Phil Cook and I have had a hunger for making images as far back as I can remember. I loved drawing and painting so much, I started oil painting classes at the age of ten. I passed my 'o' level art with a grade A, a year early and by the age of 18 was attending art college, where I discovered the alchemy of photography.

I have held a deep passion for photography ever since and have been lucky enough to shoot commercially for 20 years, in London. During which time I have worked for a long list of household names, these include Marks and Spencer, John Lewis & Sainsburys, the list goes on. 

I've gone full circle and am now back embracing my painting skills, creating gorgeously detailed animal portraits and large scale murals.

What Phil's Achieved

AWARDS

 2005 - London Photography Association Winner - Lets Face it - Portrait series

 2006 - 47th Annual Design Exhibition Award of Excellence - Packaging Series - Homebase

 2007 - Regional Design Annual Certificate of Excellence - Packaging - Waitrose 

 2008 - Black & White  Spider Awards Nominee - Abstract Category 

 2009 - International Colour Awards Nominee - Sport Category 

 2010 - International Colour Awards Nominee - Abstract Category 

 2010 -  Black & White Spider Awards Nominee -  Fine Art Category 

 2011 - International Colour Awards - Nominee Fine Art Category 

 2011 - International Colour Awards - Nominee Still Life Category 

 2011 - International Colour Awards -  Nominee Architecture Category

 2013 - International Colour Awards - Nominee Nature Category 

 2015 - International Colour Awards 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction Still Life Category 

 2015 - International Colour Awards - Nominee x 3 categories

SHOWS

 2005 - Inspired Art Fair - Christchurch, London

 2006 - Battersea Arts Fair 2006 - London. 

 2007 - The Brunswick Gallery, London - solo show  

 2007 - Brighton Arts Fair - Award of Excellence 

 2008 - Waiting To Be Noticed - Brunswick Gallery, London WC1N - solo show  

 2012 - The Dragon Bar - Hastings - solo show  

 2012 - Waiting to be noticed - Hastings Art Forum - solo show  

 2014 - The Little Chelsea Gallery, Eastbourne - solo show 

 2014 - Coastal Currents Arts Festival - Hastings - Open Studio 

 2014 - Brighton Photo Fringe 

 2015 - Brighton Open House - The Claremont / Hove 

 2016 - Not-A-Cafe, Wingham, NSW, Australia - solo show

 2016 - North Wales Open, Theatre Clwyd

 2016 - Flintshire Visual Arts & Craft Network Group Show

 2016 - Willow Gallery - Oswestry 

 2016 - Chester Art Fair

 2017 - Willow Gallery - open exhibition - Oswestry