Fiona Philipps

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2014

Artworks for sale: 221

(52)

United Kingdom

About Fiona Philipps

 
Standard Plan
 
  • Biography

    I have loved creating art since my childhood and went to art college when I left school. I continued to paint whilst bringing up my children. I then decided to return to college and studied for a degree in fine art. I graduated in 2011 and then returned for a further year as a fellow.

    Since then I work from my home studio which fits in well around family life. I have taken part in both National and local exhibitions and was shortlisted in the Neo:artprize 2013 neo gallery 22, The Market Place, Bolton with one of my paper sculptures.  Today my practice is mainly painting but I still love sculpture, print and ceramics. I live on the banks of the beautiful Dee estuary where daily walks beside the estuary, its countryside and woodland inform my paintings.

    I love to create semi-abstract artworks with lots of texture. Mark making is also an important part of my process. Many of my paintings are created using quite a subtle palette but I find that the seasons have some influence on my chosen colours.

    Sometimes my paintings are evoked by my childhood memories of time spent growing up in this beautiful coastal area. I love to walk whatever the weather and as we move from season to season the changes in these surrounding landscapes are documented in my paintings. Some of my paintings are inspired by the manmade structures I see on my journeys. In my work I try to express my own emotional response to this beautiful part of the world.

    There are many artists whose work I admire, but I especially love Paul Klee, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris Drury, Peter Randall-Page, Edward Hopper, and Patrick Heron.
  • Links
  • Education

    2011 - 2012

    Wirral Metropolitan College

    2007 - 2011

    Wirral Metropolitan College

  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

    Show previous eventsHide previous events

    Previous events

    Event: Tiny Islands

    Dates: Oct. 1, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018

    Venue: Staacks Gallery, Banks Road, West Kirby

    The collection of paintings for my exhibition ‘Tiny
    Islands’ have been created throughout the seasons.
    They are inspired by my observations of the tidal Islands
    Hilbre Island, Little Eye and Middle Eye and the
    landscapes that surround them. They document each
    season. They are also evoked by memories from my
    childhood and experiences with my own children. I have
    spent my whole life here and it feels as though so much
    of the landscape is connected to my memories and each
    chapter of my life.

    Event: They Watched The Dawn

    Dates: Sept. 22, 2018 - Nov. 4, 2018

    Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

    In commemoration of the anniversary of the end of WWI, the Rathbone Studio is holding an art exhibition inspired by the words of Wilfred Owen and other WWI war poets.

    Event: Williamson Open Art and Photography Exhibition 2018

    Dates: March 23, 2018 - May 6, 2018

    Venue: The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Street, Birkenhead

    The exhibition is open to artists/photographers who have connections with Wirral through birth, education, residency or occupation

    Event: X - Make a mark

    Dates: March 9, 2018 - May 19, 2018

    Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

    An art exhibition reflecting Women’s right to vote.

    1918 saw women over the age of 30 being given the vote. In 1928 women over the age of 21 could vote, giving women the same rights as men.

    Event: Winter Exhibition

    Dates: Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 25, 2018

    Venue: Prince & Pilgrim Coach House and Stable Gallery, 174 Kew Road, TW9 2AS

    Exhibiting as a guest artist in the show.

    Event: Looking Now At It

    Dates: Oct. 20, 2017 - Dec. 23, 2017

    Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead



    An art exhibition that is inspired by the poems of The Mersey Sound poets Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten.

    Fifty years ago in 1967 Penguin Books published number 10 in their modern poetry anthology series featuring three poets, called The Mersey Sound. The book was revised and expanded in 1974.

    The Mersey Sound is one of the bestselling poetry anthologies of all time.

    ‘Looking Now at It’ invites artists to interpret any poem or part of a poem by the Mersey Sound poets, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten in their own individual way.

    Title ‘Looking Now at It’ inspired by Brian Patten’s poem ‘Looking Back at It’

    Event: WMC BA Fine Art Fellowship

    Dates: Oct. 6, 2017 - Nov. 19, 2017

    Venue: The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Street, Birkenhead

    An exhibition opportunity for fellows to exhibit a current work and to celebrate the history of the fellowship over the last ten years.

    Event: Summer Exhibition

    Dates: June 27, 2017 - July 1, 2017

    Venue: Prince & Pilgrim Coach House and Stable Gallery, 174 Kew Road, TW9 2AS

    Summer Exhibition

    Event: Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman

    Dates: April 30, 2016 - June 11, 2016

    Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

    An exhibition of paintings, pottery, sculpture and poetry created by women inspired by Eleanor Rathbone,

    Event: Journey

    Dates: Oct. 31, 2015 - Jan. 9, 2016

    Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

    An exhibition featuring the work of artists from the North West.

    Event: Time For Reflection

    Dates: Oct. 20, 2014 - Jan. 24, 2015

    Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

    Collaborative exhibition.

    Event: Cabinets of Curiosity

    Dates: Sept. 11, 2014 - Sept. 29, 2014

    Venue: Colonnades, Albert Dock, Liverpool

    Collaborative exhibition with the group Markmakers.

    Event: LUCA

    Dates: Jan. 21, 2014 - March 28, 2014

    Venue: Turner Townsend Gallery, Wirral Art School, Birkenhead

    A solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and textiles.

    Event: Fireworks Light the Muse

    Dates: Nov. 12, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014

    Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

    Collaborative exhibition.

    Event: Pseudopodia

    Dates: Oct. 31, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2013

    Venue: Arena Gallery. 1st Floor, Elevator Building,, Liverpool

    Solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

    Event: Warrington Contemporary Art Festival

    Dates: Oct. 18, 2013 - Nov. 22, 2013

    Venue: Warrington Contemporary Art Festival, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

    Art Festival

    Event: Python Festival

    Dates: July 20, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2013

    Venue: . The gallery at St Georges House, Bolton

    Open exhibition

    Event: Python Festival

    Dates: July 20, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2013

    Venue: The Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington

    Open exhibition.

    Event: Neo:artprize 2013

    Dates: June 13, 2013 - July 28, 2013

    Venue: The Market Place Neo:artists, Bolton

    Neo:artprize 2013

    Event: Open

    Dates: June 6, 2013 - June 29, 2013

    Venue: ArtWork Studio and gallery, Navigation rd, Northwich

    Open exhibition.

    Event: “I am Awaiting the Arrival of Night”

    Dates: May 23, 2013 - July 12, 2013

    Venue: The Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington

    Collaborative exhibition with the group Markmakers.

    Event: Clusters

    Dates: April 18, 2013 - May 24, 2013

    Venue: MerseyBio, Crown Street, Liverpool

    A solo exhibition of paintings, ceramics and sculpture.

    Event: “Shared Ground”

    Dates: Nov. 22, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012

    Venue: Williamson Art Gallery., Slatey Road,Birkenhead

    Collaborative exhibition between Wirral Metropolitan College and Brigham Young University, Utah.

    Event: “First to Last Breath”

    Dates: Sept. 22, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012

    Venue: Williamson Art Gallery., Slatey Road,Birkenhead

    A solo exhibition showing a culmination of some of the work I created during my fellowship.

    Event: Wirral Metropolitan College, Degree Show

    Dates: June 1, 2011 - June 15, 2011

    Venue: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead

    Wirral Metropolitan College, Degree Show

    Event: Fractured Vision

    Dates: Nov. 22, 2010 - Nov. 28, 2013

    Venue: Birkenhead Park Pavilion, Birkenhead

    Collaborative exhibition.

    Event: Jigsaw

    Dates: April 15, 2009 - May 1, 2009

    Venue: Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool

    Gallery practice, collaborative exhibition.

Standard Plan

Links


Education

2011 - 2012

Wirral Metropolitan College

2007 - 2011

Wirral Metropolitan College


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Tiny Islands

Dates: Oct. 1, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018

Venue: Staacks Gallery, Banks Road, West Kirby

The collection of paintings for my exhibition ‘Tiny
Islands’ have been created throughout the seasons.
They are inspired by my observations of the tidal Islands
Hilbre Island, Little Eye and Middle Eye and the
landscapes that surround them. They document each
season. They are also evoked by memories from my
childhood and experiences with my own children. I have
spent my whole life here and it feels as though so much
of the landscape is connected to my memories and each
chapter of my life.

Event: They Watched The Dawn

Dates: Sept. 22, 2018 - Nov. 4, 2018

Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

In commemoration of the anniversary of the end of WWI, the Rathbone Studio is holding an art exhibition inspired by the words of Wilfred Owen and other WWI war poets.

Event: Williamson Open Art and Photography Exhibition 2018

Dates: March 23, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Venue: The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Street, Birkenhead

The exhibition is open to artists/photographers who have connections with Wirral through birth, education, residency or occupation

Event: X - Make a mark

Dates: March 9, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

An art exhibition reflecting Women’s right to vote.

1918 saw women over the age of 30 being given the vote. In 1928 women over the age of 21 could vote, giving women the same rights as men.

Event: Winter Exhibition

Dates: Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 25, 2018

Venue: Prince & Pilgrim Coach House and Stable Gallery, 174 Kew Road, TW9 2AS

Exhibiting as a guest artist in the show.

Event: Looking Now At It

Dates: Oct. 20, 2017 - Dec. 23, 2017

Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead



An art exhibition that is inspired by the poems of The Mersey Sound poets Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten.

Fifty years ago in 1967 Penguin Books published number 10 in their modern poetry anthology series featuring three poets, called The Mersey Sound. The book was revised and expanded in 1974.

The Mersey Sound is one of the bestselling poetry anthologies of all time.

‘Looking Now at It’ invites artists to interpret any poem or part of a poem by the Mersey Sound poets, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten in their own individual way.

Title ‘Looking Now at It’ inspired by Brian Patten’s poem ‘Looking Back at It’

Event: WMC BA Fine Art Fellowship

Dates: Oct. 6, 2017 - Nov. 19, 2017

Venue: The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Street, Birkenhead

An exhibition opportunity for fellows to exhibit a current work and to celebrate the history of the fellowship over the last ten years.

Event: Summer Exhibition

Dates: June 27, 2017 - July 1, 2017

Venue: Prince & Pilgrim Coach House and Stable Gallery, 174 Kew Road, TW9 2AS

Summer Exhibition

Event: Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman

Dates: April 30, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

An exhibition of paintings, pottery, sculpture and poetry created by women inspired by Eleanor Rathbone,

Event: Journey

Dates: Oct. 31, 2015 - Jan. 9, 2016

Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

An exhibition featuring the work of artists from the North West.

Event: Time For Reflection

Dates: Oct. 20, 2014 - Jan. 24, 2015

Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

Collaborative exhibition.

Event: Cabinets of Curiosity

Dates: Sept. 11, 2014 - Sept. 29, 2014

Venue: Colonnades, Albert Dock, Liverpool

Collaborative exhibition with the group Markmakers.

Event: LUCA

Dates: Jan. 21, 2014 - March 28, 2014

Venue: Turner Townsend Gallery, Wirral Art School, Birkenhead

A solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and textiles.

Event: Fireworks Light the Muse

Dates: Nov. 12, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014

Venue: Rathbone Studio and Gallery, Argyle Street, Birkenhead

Collaborative exhibition.

Event: Pseudopodia

Dates: Oct. 31, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2013

Venue: Arena Gallery. 1st Floor, Elevator Building,, Liverpool

Solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Event: Warrington Contemporary Art Festival

Dates: Oct. 18, 2013 - Nov. 22, 2013

Venue: Warrington Contemporary Art Festival, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Art Festival

Event: Python Festival

Dates: July 20, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2013

Venue: . The gallery at St Georges House, Bolton

Open exhibition

Event: Python Festival

Dates: July 20, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2013

Venue: The Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington

Open exhibition.

Event: Neo:artprize 2013

Dates: June 13, 2013 - July 28, 2013

Venue: The Market Place Neo:artists, Bolton

Neo:artprize 2013

Event: Open

Dates: June 6, 2013 - June 29, 2013

Venue: ArtWork Studio and gallery, Navigation rd, Northwich

Open exhibition.

Event: “I am Awaiting the Arrival of Night”

Dates: May 23, 2013 - July 12, 2013

Venue: The Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington

Collaborative exhibition with the group Markmakers.

Event: Clusters

Dates: April 18, 2013 - May 24, 2013

Venue: MerseyBio, Crown Street, Liverpool

A solo exhibition of paintings, ceramics and sculpture.

Event: “Shared Ground”

Dates: Nov. 22, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012

Venue: Williamson Art Gallery., Slatey Road,Birkenhead

Collaborative exhibition between Wirral Metropolitan College and Brigham Young University, Utah.

Event: “First to Last Breath”

Dates: Sept. 22, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012

Venue: Williamson Art Gallery., Slatey Road,Birkenhead

A solo exhibition showing a culmination of some of the work I created during my fellowship.

Event: Wirral Metropolitan College, Degree Show

Dates: June 1, 2011 - June 15, 2011

Venue: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead

Wirral Metropolitan College, Degree Show

Event: Fractured Vision

Dates: Nov. 22, 2010 - Nov. 28, 2013

Venue: Birkenhead Park Pavilion, Birkenhead

Collaborative exhibition.

Event: Jigsaw

Dates: April 15, 2009 - May 1, 2009

Venue: Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool

Gallery practice, collaborative exhibition.


 

Biography

I have loved creating art since my childhood and went to art college when I left school. I continued to paint whilst bringing up my children. I then decided to return to college and studied for a degree in fine art. I graduated in 2011 and then returned for a further year as a fellow.

Since then I work from my home studio which fits in well around family life. I have taken part in both National and local exhibitions and was shortlisted in the Neo:artprize 2013 neo gallery 22, The Market Place, Bolton with one of my paper sculptures.  Today my practice is mainly painting but I still love sculpture, print and ceramics. I live on the banks of the beautiful Dee estuary where daily walks beside the estuary, its countryside and woodland inform my paintings.

I love to create semi-abstract artworks with lots of texture. Mark making is also an important part of my process. Many of my paintings are created using quite a subtle palette but I find that the seasons have some influence on my chosen colours.

Sometimes my paintings are evoked by my childhood memories of time spent growing up in this beautiful coastal area. I love to walk whatever the weather and as we move from season to season the changes in these surrounding landscapes are documented in my paintings. Some of my paintings are inspired by the manmade structures I see on my journeys. In my work I try to express my own emotional response to this beautiful part of the world.

There are many artists whose work I admire, but I especially love Paul Klee, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris Drury, Peter Randall-Page, Edward Hopper, and Patrick Heron.
 
 
 
×
Would you like 10% off?