Phil has had a long, art related career mixing producing art and exhibitions with running/owning advertising agencies and a magazine publishing company. However, art is now the prime focus generating more work and exhibitions. The common factor in the work it is to produce images that are striking both in terms of subject matter and colour. Art should ‘move’ and affect the viewer. Art should stand out and be seen not blend into the wallpaper. Consequently, the figurative pictures Phil creates feature strong heads and torsos with impact and dynamism. The images tend to be distinctive heads or close ups of dancers in the act of dramatic
expression. They are created on thick, deckled paper from which layers and chunks are gouged out to leave a textured surface to build up the picture using acrylic paint and charcoal. Landscapes are restricted to semi abstracts of woods and vineyards but equally colourful and dramatic.
Venue: 6 Surrey Walk, Arundel, BN18 9DW