Phil Creek, BA (Hons), ATD, SWAc was born in Cambridgeshire, England.
He received his Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting from Manchester
University before undertaken post-graduate study in the History of Art
and Design at Birmingham University.
After a career in art education,
including being Director of The Beaford Arts Centre and lead tutor for
Masters Art and Design, Exeter University. He left his last full-time
post, as Devon County Adviser for Art and Design in 2011. After a
period as a free-lance Art Education Consultant he now
concentrates full-time on his painting.
Phil is a founder member
and Trustee of the Devon Arts in Schools Initiative (DAISI) and,
more recently, Trustee and Honorary Academician of SWAc.
paintings are inspired by the landscapes, seascapes and townscapes
of the southwest of England and Cape Cod, USA where he visits
each year to work in the coastal towns of Eastham, Wellfleet and
Truro. He has also made many paintings of The Jurassic Coast with its
varied landscape, weather and coastal resorts.
His sketchbook work
is predominantly small scale and undertaken in gouache directly
responding to place, time and light in the outdoors. These initial
en plein air studies are developed into paintings either on the Cape
or in the studio in East Devon using oils or acrylics.
He is particularly
inspired by coastal light and in portraying how people inhabit and
relate to the natural landscape and built environment.
can be found in private collections in Spain, the USA and across
the UK and he has exhibited in The Mall Gallery, London
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