Phil studied fine arts at Stellenbosch University, but worked as a writer, actor and theatre director for many years before establishing his own video production company in Johannesburg. ‘Now that I'm older, I've re-discovered art, particularly abstract art. Brushes, palette knives, spatulas, paint, canvas, paper – it’s as if I’ve been reunited with old friends.
Phil's work has been exhibited at the Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield, and his painting Red Radiance was part of The Artist Lounge’s 50 Shades of Red Exhibition. His artwork titled, Connected, was longlisted for the D31 Gallery prize and his large painting Monoliths was used as an album cover. Three paintings are currently on exhibition at Kingshill House, and another work is in an online exhibition curated by Cista Arts. Recently, one of his works, Shed in a Farmer's Field, was included in 101 Contemporary Artists and More..., an Art Book series by Collect Art. Phil lives in the seaside town of Rustington in West Sussex, England.