Philip Edwards is currently taking part in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016.
He was born in Perth in 1980, and he now lives in Perth with his family.
He has an MA (Hons) Fine Art (With Distinction in The History of Art), from Edinburgh University and College of Art. He also studied at Florence Academy of Art, where he was sent for two separate overseas study periods. His University dissertation was on the restoration of oil paintings, which was led from studying old master drawing and painting techniques at the Florence Academy of Art. His degree show was oil and graphite portraits of his friends. Although Phil has exhibited in New York, London, and all over Scotland, and over the years has won various awards, he also retrained as a financial controller and does charity work in his home town.
He says of his work: "At present, it is greatly inspired by my climbing and hiking in the Scottish highlands - I have been on the summits of the Munroes almost 300 times. I am fiercely proud of Scotland’s natural beauty, and love the feeling one gets at the summit of a Munro – that sense of a personal connection to, and almost an ownership of, the land itself. Light is probably the most important thing in my work – its play and its transient nature, especially in the highlands.
The Waters of Tulla, Highlands I
Medium: Charcoal on Paper Original
Framed Size: 42cm x 51cm