Phil Robinson Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom
I'm an artist based in Annan, a small coastal town in the south west of Scotland. I work on a wide variety of themes using pencil, charcoal, oils, digital and soft chalk pastels. I have a particular interest in classical drawing and the methods used in atelier schools. I'm also interesting in community arts and encouraging others to draw.
I always drew a lot as a child, art was very important to me and over 25 years ago I moved to Preston to attend Art School. I ended up changing path and instead had a successful career in creative technology.
I always had plans to return to drawing and painting but like most people I just never really found the time. I have maintained an academic interest in art and humanities though and I recently completed a Masters degree in Museum and Art Gallery Studies.
I started to draw again in 2018 and also took a short drawing course at the Ruskin School of Art. I've also completed courses with the Tucson Art Academy and London Fine Art Studios. In 2019, one of my paintings "Sitting Duck" was short-listed for the International Refresh Art Award.
In 2021, I was shortlisted for the Scottish Portrait Awards.