Philip Gerrard is a still life and landscape artist from Lancashire. Philip turned professional in 1996 and has since developed his portfolio across both genres. Philip says ‘My realism paintings demonstrate timeless quality and appeal. They are not minimalist nor are they over composed. I prefer a fusion of classical and contemporary influences. This has been achieved by lengthy research and the study of methods used over the centuries as well as the most cutting edge. For example, I use the ancient Euclidean compositional rules. However, my palette and colour mixing minimises the use of traditional earth pigments preferring a more modern method using mostly spectral pigments. This creates order in the composition and great light and luminosity in the subject’. Philip has won several awards and had work accepted for exhibition by leading art organizations. His original paintings can be found in the hands of private collectors in UK, USA, China and Australia.