About the artist
Bio: Philip is a vegan artist based in Somerset in the United Kingdom. He has spent all his adult life exploring and refining his creative skills and has learned how to process the varied experiences of everyday life through his art, video-making, novels and poetry. This body of work is continuously evolving and entirely personal, forming a visual diary of his life. In 2014 he painted a portrait of animal rights photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, and the overwhelming reaction to this on social media changed his life literally overnight. Since then, his artwork has entered the world of veganism, animal rights and 'Artivism'. His collection of animal rights artwork (entitled ‘Moving Images’) is a continuing attempt to bring hidden truths to light and to visualise uncomfortable concepts with accuracy and compassion. Prior to that profound change in his artwork, he explored a varied mix of portraiture, patterns, theatrical stories and colourful cultures from all over the world.
Education: Leicester Polytechnic 1989 - 1992 BA (Hons) Illustration Degree
Events: 'Animus' 2016 - Wood Green, London 'Behind Closed Doors' 2017 - The Strand Gallery, London With the 'Art of Compassion' Collective: 'ChinaFit' (Beijing) 2017 London Vegfest 2017 Utrecht Vegfest (Netherlands) 2017 Brighton Vegfest 2018 Bristol Vegfest 2018 Lancaster Vegfest (USA) 2018 Asheville Vegfest (USA) 2018 Parma Etica (Italy) 2018
Exibitions: Exhibitions in Leicester (Art Gallery, Ark Bar, DeMontfort Hall, New Walk Museum), Bristol (Old Vic Theatre Bar, St.Stephen's Church), Malvern (Winter Garden), Bath (Restaurant Gallery), Central London (The Mall Gallery, The Strand Gallery, Karamel Restaurant)