Philip works mainly in water colour and gouache, pen and coloured pencil. Loose line and stylised characters rather than realistic, with a touch of gentle humour.
- Born England 1952.
- Moved to Hong Kong when he was two.
- Then lived in Kenya before coming with family to NZ.
- Studied at Wellington Polytechnic for Diploma in Graphic Design.
- Worked as graphic designer at TVNZ.
- OE to Israel and south Europe.
- Has freelanced for about 20 years.
- Dragor by Pat Quinn pub Scholastic. Won award at 2001 NZ Post Childrens Book Awards
- HillHoppers Away by Brian Birchall pub Scolastic
- Salmagundi by Joy Cowley
- The Dragons Birthday by Margaret Mahy
- The Lucky Feather by Joy Cowley
- Three anthologies of NZ Short Stories for Children edited by Barbara Else pub Random House
Also a selection of chapter books including:
- Prof. Ponsonby, McIntosh and the Wool Bug by John Parker pub Harper Collins
- The Great Bamboozle by Joy Cowley pub Scholastic
- Dragon Fire by Joy Cowley pub Learning Media
- ...and many more.
Plus countless Educational readers
Judge for the NZ Post Childrens Book awards in 2003
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