Starting his career as a successful illustrator in Chicago, Phil was drawn to the world of fine art in 1980 when he arrived in Scottsdale, Arizona. A colorist with a painterly style who stresses harmony in his artwork, Phil studied at the American Academy of Fine Art in Chicago. He is a versatile artist who specializes in figurative work. Phil's love for animals is apparent in his work, and animals appear in most of his painting as he brings them to life on canvas.
Phil was an instructor at the Scottsdale Artist School for over twenty two years, and has also taught workshops around the country, where his talents were sought after as an instructor and lecturer. His paintings have garnered numerous awards and hang in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. He has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Western Horseman and several other publications. Phil is a participant in several shows including, Settlers West Miniature Show, Mountain Oyster Club, Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum Show, and the Phippen museum's Hold Your Horses Show and Miniature Masters show.