Phil is entirely self-taught. Rather than feel inadequate about his lack of formal art education, he looks at it positively; he has always been his own master where art is concerned, with very little forced influence. He feels that what he puts down on paper and canvas is very much the work of his own mind.
Born in Lewisham, London in 1981, Phil attended school until the age of 16, when he left to study art and design at North West Kent College in Dartford. Unfortunately he wasn't happy at college and got fed up being made to make felt cushions and other things that he had no interest in, when all he wanted to do was draw and paint. After the first term he left college and disappeared into the underworld of the printing industry where he remains to this day, fulfilling the artwork requirements of Joe Public and Clive Corporate in equal measure.