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Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

About Philip Johnson

United Kingdom

I live in the county of Staffordshire in the UK.

My artwork is heavily influenced by the time I spent studying illustration at the Birmingham College of Art and my subsequent work as an illustrator for The Open University. 

Having retired from 23 years teaching I finally have the opportunity to devote more of my time to developing my personal passion for painting and drawing. Especially portraits!


I worked as an illustrator for the Open University for a few years before starting my own business which I successfully ran for fifteen years.

I eventually sold out and took a Bachelor of Education Degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

I subsequently took up teaching for the next 23 years.

Now retired I finally have the time to develop my passion for painting and drawing.

Having now been selected to share my artwork in a number of galleries, I have my first solo exhibition at The Foxlowe Gallery in June and July 2017.     


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

2016 Best painting award at the Nicholson Gallery Open.

2017 First solo exhibition at the Foxlowe Gallery.



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)