About

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 currently studying at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, where he recently received the SMSA Scholarship for 2019.

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.

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Selected exhibitions
2019
Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize
Highly Commended (Portrait) – Blackheath Art Show

2018
Awarded Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Scholarship for full time study at the Julian Ashton Art School
Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize
Highly Commended (Still Life) – Blackheath Art Show
2017
Henry Gibbons Life Drawing Award at the Julian Ashtons Art School Teachers and Students exhibition
Finalist – Blacktown City Art Prize
Highly Commended (Portrait) at the Blackheath Art Show
Awarded Best Portrait – Springwood Art Show

Workshops held
Workshop on classical figure drawing techniques – Blackheath

Education
Julian Ashton Art School – Current
Florence Academy of Art – Intensive Workshops – 2017