Philip James Chandler is a 28 year old portrait and figurative painter, currently based in  North Yorkshire, England.

His paintings are derived from continued fascination and research of the human body, specifically the figure and the mind that occupies. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others, he explores subjects such as aesthetic satisfaction, mental health and their abstraction. Through varied painting techniques and the way the paintings are cropped, he encourages the viewer to look at art slowly; to explore the work through unique palettes, the flowing of paint, the shape and forms that are presented, and the underlying issues challenged in each piece.


Harrogate College

2006-2007 First diploma in Art and Design

2009 Part Time Traditional Photography

2007-2009 National diploma in Art and Design

2016-2017 Higher National Certificate In Art and Design

Sheffield Hallam University

2009-2010 Extended Degree in Media




DOK Members Exhibition, Edinburgh

28th October – 4th November 2018

Mental health

MAKE Liverpool, Liverpool

September 2018

The Future is Personal

Westbank Art, London

July 2018