About Philippa Sinclair

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Philippa's vision is to capture the essence of a scene and interpret this in a radical and innovative way through the use of colour and line. Her fresh, vibrant and inspiring interpretations include:

  • Flora & Fauna
  • Foxhounds
  • Galloway
  • Italy
  • Landscapes
  • Seascapes
  • Still Life
  • Wildlife
  • Venice

Key influences for Philippa have been the Fauvists such as Matisse, Derain and Raoul Dufy and John Piper whose work is, in Philippa's view, exceptionally creative. Since becoming a professional painter, she has moved into exciting experimental forms of art work.

"Originality in creativity are preoccupations for all artists. In my exhibitions I hope to convey both as I revisit traditional genres such as still life, landscapes,and seascapes..And as the title of the exhibition suggests the sensational effects of colour and light on the subject matter. In my flower paintings a cornucopia of spring and summer flowering I aim to capture the essential forms and shapes all empowered by intense pigments.The plant stands naked on the support without an eclipse of supporting cast of background or foreground. In my portrayal of our jewels such as Hestan, Screel I have conjured hopefully their timeless majesty with strong expressive lines and a vivid palette of colours."

Recent Press Release

for Castle Douglas Art Gallery (Galloway News Oct 2011)

"The star turn in my Autumn Show in Castle Douglas Art Gallery has to be and is the iconic jewel of the Solway
a painting of Hestan Island.I have transcribed its ethereal majesty into a watercolour image of fluid emerald green and prussian blue hues,imprinted onto the paper and supported by some skittish dashes of racing boats during Kippford Week Regatta.
The supporting cast includes paintings of waterlilies observed at Logan gardens,Mull of Galloway Lighthouse standing prominent and powerful amongst the craggy cliffs looking out to Ireland.
Favourite sites such as Venice make a walk on appearance and have been given the Turneresque treatment in otherwords less is more and the resulting mimimal image is unmistakeable and light to touch.The ubiquitous Still Life appears as does Floral Art, a classic genre and a favourite with Dutch Artists.My flower paintings are a result of the exacting treatment only watercolour can produce.This most demanding medium tempermental  and enigmatic it may be but when tempered it produces results that oils never do."

Print Originals For Sale

Original paintings are available as a limited edition print. Please contact me for more information.


DG Life Magazine

Philippa is featured in issue 50 (Jan 2012) edition of Dumfries & Galloway Life Magazine