About Me

One of my favourite places to work plein air – Gott Bay, Tiree.

Inspired by observations and impressions of specific places experienced, I aim to convey my passionate interest in the natural environment and wildlife in my paintings. My work tells a story or records a moment that I have experienced. I have been lucky to have lived and worked in several wild and beautiful places around the UK including the Highlands of Scotland, Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Somerset, Mid Wales and the Norfolk fens. My husband is a bird ecologist, so we have migrated between bird hotspots. I am now based in the East Neuk of Fife, near St Andrews.

My early working life and training as a textile and surface designer has given me a love of colour and pattern as well as drawing and painting skills. Since then I have been largely self-taught. I have been an artist in residence for a school, a pub, a walled garden and a bird observatory. In 2016 I was Artist in Residence at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and in 2019,  Artist in Residence at Cambo Gardens, Kingsbarns in Fife. I was awarded a Creative Scotland/Scottish Natural Heritage project; ‘Imagining Natural Scotland’ in 2013/14 and I took part in the first Findhorn Bay Arts Festival in 2014. I am a committee member of the East Neuk Open Studios group and regularly exhibit at The Pittenweem Art Festival. I’m very fortunate to have a number of collectors both in the UK and overseas. I sell originals, giclee prints, and cards online. If you would like to get in touch using the contact page, I would be happy to hear from you. I sell all my own work locally, mostly here in the East Neuk of Fife. To see my latest work please follow me on Instagram or Facebook or sign up to my quarterly newsletter below:


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  1. Hi Philippa,
    We bought some miniatures of Bass Rock from you at the Crail Fayre and they have found a happy home! We love your pictures and have a space or two to fill. Can we view some of your oil paintings? Specifically the one of May Island and the Combo walk. Thanks, Stuart & Ulrike.

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