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:

  • Africa
  • Flora & Fauna
  • 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.


Auchencairn House Residential Painting Course
Techniques of Painting in Watercolour
Thursday 30th May – Monday 3rd June 2019

Unique opportunity to be part of a 4 day country house based art tutored holiday combined with experiencing country life in Galloway along with gourmet food and specialist opportunities to develop and enjoy watercolour.

For more info click here.


Latest Exhibition

Spring Fling

Spring Fling is a regional Art and Craft extravaganza when about 90 artists open or invent studio space to show off their skills and craft. My pop up studio is in the Colvend Church Hall and I open for business from Friday 25th May at 6pm, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th 10am-5pm. I will be demonstrating the art of watercolour painting as well as simple printing and textile styles. Click here for more information.

"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."

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