Phil is a contemporary realist artist specializing in figurative works, portraits, and still-life. His preferred method of working is primarily from life under natural light.
Phil is studying at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, where he recently received the SMSA Scholarship for 2019. Phil also recently attended an intensive workshop at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.
Influences include: Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Dutch Golden Age, Sargent, Anders Zorn, Velazquez, Ilya Repin, Tom Roberts and Robert Hannaford.
Phil is available for commissions and workshops, and also provides software development, website hosting, ecommerce development and business consulting to artists and small business through his company Logiskate.