Philip Buckingham is an artist and architectural illustrator currently based in the UK. His work has been exhibited internationally including New York, London, Bath and Glasgow. Following the award of a scholarship to read Architecture at the University of Bath, he has produced architectural illustrations for varying sized Architecture practices in the UK over the last four years, carefully developing images whether they are masterplans, building portraits or vignettes. Working in watercolour, pen & ink, oils or graphic sketches, images are produced professionally at a quick turn-around.
His artwork began with pen and ink drawings of the city of Bath which were first exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art’s Kelly Gallery, February 2010, and an interest in the picturesque architecture of the city grew with pieces hung at the Building of Bath Collection and Fine Grime Gallery. The famous Bath-stone Georgian buildings and their natural surroundings have been a particular focus where the process of painting is honest- showing brushstrokes and drips, layering the paint so both the subject is seen as well as the medium used. ‘By the River Avon’ was a sell-out limited edition piece in this body of work, represented by a London gallery. In March 2012 he was shortlisted as one of three artists by Sky Arts for the ‘Creative Wish’ Prize. The Prize was for ‘emerging young artists in the South West of England’.