Born in Western Australia in 1949, Phil was inspired to draw from a very early age and was intrigued by shapes he made on the page. Painting in detail was most important.

Phil was educated at Hale School from 1960-67 with art classes a highlight. Under the guidance of Robert Juniper, who was teaching art at this time, Phil found an enthusiasm for art that his other studies did not inspire.

Early years living on the Swan River, a pristine environment then, fuelled the imagination for the constant visual residing in the artists’ mind. A family farm in Baker's Hill was also a wonderful environment to pursue his artistic endeavours.

After finishing secondary education at Hale School, Phil was accepted into Curtin University and graduated in Graphic Design. In 1973 he opened his own Graphic Design Studio, producing work for many Advertising Agencies and private clients continuing through to 1990.

In the early 1990's Phil had developed his skills in producing highly detailed paintings of Architectural Impressions for Architects, Developers, Property Groups and Marketing Agencies and this continued at a frenetic pace for a further 20 years until 2010. The so - called ' Architectural Artist Impression' is now computer generated. 

The accumulated years of Illustration, Painting and Drawing have prepared Phil for the next 20 years. He is now well advanced with a series of Acrylic Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, these current themes inspired by visits each year to Italy, mostly centred around his beloved Venezia.