Watercolour paintings of townscapes, landscapes and waterscapes, locally and abroad. Limited edition giclée prints.
PHILIP HOOD Dip Arch FSAI
I studied architecture at Brighton College of Art, and after running my own architectural practice for 36 years, I am now retired and living in Birdham.
As a member of the Society of Architectural Illustration, I often assist other architects and developers by producing ‘artists’ impressions’ of their building projects, in watercolour, coloured pencils or graphite. My wife is a food writer, and I have provided illustrations for her books and web articles. I also do ‘house portraits’.
Nowadays I largely concentrate on my own artwork. My preferred medium is watercolour, although I also work in pen and ink. I am a self taught watercolourist, having over the years studied and admired the works of such skilled watercolourists as James Fletcher-Watson, Leonard Squirrell and Edward Wesson.
As an ex architect, I am particularly interested in illustrating buildings and the form defining effects of light and shadow on their various surfaces and on the spaces between. Being a keen yachtsman and walker, I am also inspired by the effects of light on waterscape and landscape. I attempt to capture these moments on paper, hoping that viewers will also experience some of the sensations I feel on these particularly atmospheric occasions.
I have a selection of giclée prints with James Beaton at Creative Workshop.