A native of Augusta, Georgia, Philip?s love for the landscape began on the many trips his family made to explore the forests and fields of the Southeast, and continued to grow through later years of travel through Europe and the United States. In 1990, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia. Following his studies, Philip?s work primarily explored the landscapes of travel. In 1997, he earned a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia, writing his thesis on the pre-settlement savannas that once flourished across the southeastern piedmont, a subject that has informed much of his work since then. Now living in Athens, Georgia, Philip focuses primarily on remnant natural landscapes that offer a glimpse of the Southeast before European settlement.
Critical Description of Work:
As a landscape painter, Philip's interest is in light, volume, and capturing the impression of a particular place at a particular time. His paintings convey information about the subject?s landscape history and the kind of sensory impressions that invite the viewer to step through the picture plane and into the landscape beyond.