Phil has always had a strong passion for drawing. There are two distinct forms for him: firstly it's the jotting down of an idea, much like one would keep a diary or a log book, it's a brief idea about something that strikes one in that particular moment. Then comes the formation of an art work itself which can start with simply a few lines and dashes, some words, an inspiration or an intention. Some of these ideas remain in this abbreviated form never to develop further, their reduced form perfectly serving the purpose of the artwork as it should. Whereas others move forward through different stages- evolving into a drawing, and then growing and changing further until they become and painting or even a sculpture. For Phil, every mark is considered, each mark is contributing to the whole.
In his latest series of drawings, thousands of small lines and dots eventual become a solid mass form. Much in the same way that a sculpture is tenderly formed over time from adding lumps to a block of clay, or paint strokes of oil or acrylic are added to the canvas to build up the final image. The process by which Phil creates these artworks takes months and even years to complete due to the level of work invovled whereby he creates large and incredibly detailed drawings, which are then scanned and printed, and he then works further into the drawings. The end result is a layered, multi-faceted piece of work which has extraordinary detail and due to the fact that the work has been printed the colours remain crisp and sharp. His extremely detailed pen and ink land and seascapes are inspired by his life on the French Mediterranean and try to capture the movement and the texture of the landscape there, the exquisite beauty found in the small details of life- the ripple in a wave, the wind moving the leaves in the trees. These drawings are hopefully able to transport the viewer to the landscape, with the bold black pen and ink juxtraposed against the stark bright white creating something striking and original.
His fruit and vegetable drawings were created through a technique of blending etching with graphite to capture the fine detail and simple beauty of these organic, natural forms- artichokes, fennel, leeks and onions found in local French markets.
GIGLEE PRINTS (GP)
Giglée Prints are the highest quality digital prints available made on an inkjet printer that use inks that are resistant to fading from ultraviolet light which ensures that the colours never fade or deterioate, making their longevity timeless. The paper used is of the highest quality and ensures that the artwork never degrades.
All work listed with GP are for sales in the following three sizes:
SMALL: 50 x 67 cm - £500
MEDIUM: 80 x 110 cm- £1000
LARGE: 100 x 135 cm - £1,500
To purchase direct from the artist or to find out more about the gallery and invidual works, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Works can also be purchased on-line via our Etsy Art Shop