Philip has spent a lot of time living and working in the mountains of the South Island. Philip's interests include skiing, hang gliding and tramping, all of which have influenced his paintings at various times. Philip paints, sketches and photographs his immediate environment in Christchurch as well as
the beaches, the city and life painting and drawings.
In addition to his hand-coloured screen-prints, Philip works mainly in oil and acrylic and enjoys working with texture, colour and light, especially with low winter and evening light which create deep shadows and strong highlights.