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Philip (Pip) Webb

Philip (Pip) Webb is an amateur artist who is inspired by natural landscapes and the built environment. For him the Buckminster Fuller quote: “The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life”, took on a new meaning when he signed up for the “Cloud Drawing Class” at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge in 2010. The “Clouds” were not what he came to draw but life in all its immediacy.

Philip has been painting since his early teens and took Art A ‘level in 1975, and even at this time he dabbled in new mediums and compositions. His passion leans toward landscapes and buildings in watercolour, pen & ink and where Philip has developed a recognisable and distinctive style. This is genuinely an unconscious competence as he likes to relax and paint whilst having some fun.

Philip has had a career in business development covering both the public and private sector, and is now a consultant working part-time in a start-up in Hampshire and is currently living on a houseboat on the Itchen estuary.

In 2016 when Philip moved to Hampshire, he joined a sketching group so that he could get some practice every weekend with watercolour and pencil at some of the iconic places in the county. Philip also enrolled on the “Reflective Art in practice: The modern English Landscape” at Southampton University, that underpinned his love of landscapes – beginning with Turner and finishing with Kurt Jackson.

In 2017, Philip completed “Abstract Expressionism” – a similar lifelong learning course, which proved to be even more liberating one evening a week for 8 weeks.  This has built up a collection which he can draw upon in addition to recent commissions.

Philip has therefore selected some of his work for this art show which date back several years and include landscapes from his travels in Spain and Italy together with more recent work in Florida.

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