In Philips world of painting nothing is ever quite as it seems, yet all tends to be recognisable and familiar.
Philip has built a reputation for works of art that tend to add a slight twist to what is commonplace to give a surreal feeling to everyday situations. The representation and placement of characters in strange and awkward situations has become an anticipated feature of his work
Painting only in oils, much of Philips work is based on observation of people in their environment, although he often tend to add unusual or impossible elements. The people in his paintings may be going about their normal daily business, or may be set in very unlikely situations to introduce an element of humour.
In summary, Philips work aims to deliver a flavour of the unlikely, rather than reality.