Phil Went was born in Sydney and now lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. 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 has studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, and the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.
Influences include: Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Jan Steen, Dutch Golden Age, Sargent, Anders Zorn, Velazquez, Ilya Repin, Tom Roberts and Robert Hannaford.
Phil is available for commissions, and also provides software development, website hosting, ecommerce development and business consulting to artists and small business through his company Logiskate.