My name is Philip Harris; I'm a freelance illustrator and printmaker based outside Exeter. I grew up in Devon and have lived here my whole life; you can see this influence coming through in the themes of my work.
I studied Illustration at Plymouth University, whilst there I inherited a collection of dip pens and nibs from my grandfather, who I never had the chance to meet. His legacy lives on in the way I approach creating artwork, and I have a passion for using traditional mediums. My grandfather was also a keen printmaker, and I've recently begun exploring a new direction in my work using relief printing. I've found the printmaking process engaging as it links closely with my current linework approach and allows me to explore and develop my visual language and skill set. 
The landscape is hugely important in my work, and the nature around me is something I return to again and again for inspiration. You can often find me exploring the haunting wildness of Tors on Dartmoor, the stillness of the woodlands and the ever-changing windswept coastlines. Back in my home studio, I use photographs and location sketches to capture the essence of these terrains that have surrounded me my whole life and brought me so much joy over the years in a medium that is rooted in my family heritage and practice. 
It's not only the landscape itself that I find myself trying to capture in my drawings but also a sense of the historical stories and folk tales that weave themselves throughout the fields and moors of this region of the UK. Bringing these stories that I heard as a child together with the skillset I have inherited from my grandfather is an essential part of my practice. 

Philip is represented by Agency Rush so for commission enquires please contact: 
Tel:+44 (0) 1273 675
Previous clients include:
Superdrug · Kohler · The Telegraph · DK Books · Jack Daniels · Le Parisien Magazine · NowTV   New Scientist · ARTE · Goodwood Revival · Delve · Kilkenny Irish Red Ale · Which? money
Back to Top