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Phil Vanderpost is a painting graduate from Bealart. He followed closely to the teaching of Bert Kloezeman which was to respect the fundamentals and draftsmanship with all aspects of creating art. Early in Vanderpost's career he fell in love with the Impressionism movement and the French masters, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas. Kinetic, organic shapes and bright colours are present through the works. A key philosophy is to make the painting relatable to the audience. Art is a safe harbour to lose one's self from the toils of daily life. When Phil is not painting he’s on location with his camera. He’s an active professional portrait photographer based in London. He created Columbia Photos (www.columbiaphotos.com) back in 1983 when he was attending Beal Art. Phil views life through his lens. This is how he selects ideas for his paintings. It a very rare and unique perspective he uses towards his craft.

So please immerse yourself in his art. Let Phil’s paintings delight your eyes and most of all, enjoy!