Philip was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1959. From the age of 5 he loved art and one of his earliest memories is of being tutored in figurative drawing by family friend, Trevor Scott who was the founder of the renowned College of Art and Design in Dublin.
At the age of 16, Philip left school and joined the Irish Navy. Once he had established himself as a diver, he began to paint prolifically and benefited from the great advantage of having a unique perspective on Irish land and seascapes as viewed from the Atlantic Ocean.
After 17 years in the Navy, and with much encouragement from his wife and family, Philip relinquished his naval career and took the bold step of setting up on his own as an artist. His success was such that he has since become one of Ireland’s most celebrated living artists. Philip’s work is sold all over the world and his celebrity collectors include two US Presidents - Bill Clinton and George W Bush.
The magic in Philip’s art lies in his ability to use his artistic creativity as a natural form of communication. With the extraordinary beauty of Ireland as his inspiration, Philip’s work provides us with the opportunity to remove ourselves from the chaos of day-to-day life and appreciate the ordered beauty of nature.