Philip Gerrard was born in 1958 in St. Helens and demonstrated his artistic talent from a very early age having an ambition to become a professional artist. Upon leaving school however, Philip embarked on a career in surveying and estate agency and it wasn't until 1996, when he began to paint still life, that he made the decision to turn professional.
Philip allies himself to the 'Classical Realism' School of artists who place great emphasis on the development of true artistic skill and the creation of paintings of great beauty. Philip has won many awards and his work has been featured in many publications. His work now hangs in private collections throughout the UK, USA and Australia.