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Sidmouth Autumn Sun, Oil on Panel
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.

His 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.

His paintings can be found in private collections in Spain, the USA and across the UK and he has exhibited in The Mall Gallery, London

Sidmouth, August Sun,
Oil on panel
40 x 50cm
Sidmouth, Autumn Sun,
Oil on panel
40 x 50cm
Youths Tar Barrels,
Ottery St. Mary

Oil on Panel
50 x 60cm
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