Philippa Fox

Philippa Fox (née Davison) (born 1972)

Working from observation, Philippa is concerned with still life, landscape and portraits.  She sees still life as her own form of landscape where she can have more selection, both on the palette and with composition.

Philippa’s work has a traditional quality, yet it displays a vibrancy that keenly intensifies the subject.  "It is the objects that surround me that I choose to select for subjects," she says.  "Ratios of colour, organic matter and pattern within this are important to me.  For each painting, I usually select a combination of organic items such as fruit or flowers and crafted or manufactured items such as wallpaper, china or fabric.  For example, the play between a floral fabric, a Wedgwood cup and saucer and a fresh cut flower intrigue me, or looking through glass or at a reflection, with the extension of colour within these.  "To begin with, I’ll look very closely at the subject in front of me, but as the painting progresses I think less about the subject and concentrate more on light, colour, transparency and translucency.  I predominantly work in oils straight onto gesso board as I enjoy the movement of the paint on the board.  I’ll work on certain areas, building up a glaze or an area of thicker paint, relishing the contrast between the different layers."  

Philippa studied for her BA Hons in Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art between 1991 and 1994; from 1997 to 2000 she took a Postgraduate Diploma in Painting at the Royal Academy Schools, London.  Born in Cheshire, she currently lives and works near Cirencester in the Cotswolds.


1997-2000: Royal Academy Schools, Post-graduate Diploma in Painting

1991-94: Falmouth School of Art & Design, BA Honours in Fine Art


2019: The Dove Gallery, Winchcombe - Launch Exhibition

2019: Cheltenham Open Studios

2019: RWA Bristol - Friends Biennale Exhibition

2011: Philippa Fox: Over Tea - Genty Fine Art, At Home (solo show)

2011: A la Folie - Genty Fine Art, Fitzroy Square, London

2005: Philippa Davison - Galerie Genty, Vouvant, France (solo show )

2005: Burlington Fine Art, London

2005: Sheen Gallery, London

2004/5: Russell Gallery, London

2003: Discerning Eye Exhibition - London

2001/2: Art for Youth, London

2001: Artists of Today & Tomorrow - New Grafton Gallery, London, 

2001: Rowley Gallery of Contemporary Arts, London

1999: The Royal Society of Portrait Painters - Mall Galleries, London

1996 : The Royal Institute of Oil Painters - Mall Galleries, London

1995: New English Art Club - Mall Galleries, London

1994: Fresh Art - Business Design Centre, Islington, London

1993: Floor to Ceiling - Swanston Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


2010: December - Philippa Davison, Pratiques des Arts, France

2001: July — In Conversation with Philippa Davison, The Artist 


1998-2000: Rio Tinto Scholarship, Royal Academy Schools

1998: Tesco’s Bag for Life, celebrating education through to the Millennium


All works are available for sale (unless stated otherwise).  Prices range from £250 to £3000, please do not hesitate to contact me for details.  

Commissions welcomed.