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Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

About Philip Johnson

United Kingdom

I am fortunate to live in the beautiful county of Cheshire in the UK.

Now retired I finally have the time to devote time to developing my personal passion for painting and drawing.

Largely due to my background in illustration, my style has has developed to be that of a photo- relist. 


I have enjoyed drawing and painting anything and everything from a very early age. In my late teens I took a three year course in illustration, figure drawing and portraiture at the Birmingham College of Art in the UK. I worked for the Open University for a few years illustrating the students instruction manuals. However I decided I wanted my own business and I successfully ran it  for fifteen years before selling up and taking a Bachelor of Education Degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University. I subsequently took up teaching for the next 23 years. Now retired I am very happy to be able to say that I finally have the time to develop my passion for painting and drawing. My artwork presents me with endless challenges and proves to be a never ending source of satisfaction and excitement. Sometimes I appear to take one step forward and two steps back but I like to think that my adventures result in positive outcomes.     


2015 Selected to be a member of the Society of Staffordshire Artists.

2016 Best painting award at the Nicholson Gallery Open.


Three year course at the Birmingham College of Art & Design. (Illustration, figure drawing and portraiture)

Two year course at the Manchester Metropolitan University. (Bachelor of Education Degree)