Born in Africa, Phil paints primarily in oils, his subjects are rendered realistically and he prefers to use a variety of his own photographs as reference material, occasionally painting on site.
He has exhibited in galleries in Johannesburg and Auckland and sold many paintings to local residents and overseas based collectors. He has painted several large commissioned works for local and international clients. As an example, he was commissioned to do a 2m wide painting of the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo in Canterbury, New Zealand. For this painting, Phil especially flew to the South Island to sketch and take reference photographs.
Phil’s subjects range from wildlife to people to landscape. He finds inspiration from the light of the New Zealand landscape, and capturing the colours of the landscape faithfully is something he always strives for. He is self-taught, and reads art books widely for inspiration and to learn from others.
Carefully rendered Oil Landscape works that capture the light effects unique to Aotearoa.
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