Philip Raskin studied at the Glasgow School of Art but did not complete the course due to his father’s untimely passing. After spending many years in business (mostly as proprietor of The Inn on the Green restaurant in Glasgow) he eventually squared the circle and returned full time to his easel and brushes in 2003.
His career quickly blossomed and he is a noted exponent of capturing both the light and the very essence of his native Scotland, exploiting the qualities of acrylic paint (the medium of his choice) to their fullest extent on a single canvas, depicting almost exclusively sea, land and skyscapes.
He does not fill his compositions with gable end cottages and telegraph poles but prefers to create an unencumbered space which each viewer will see differently to claim as his or her particular private place for solitude and reflection.
Philip has been fortunate to enjoy commercial success and his work can be found in high street galleries throughout the length and breadth of the UK as well as in art galleries on board P&O and Cunard.
He exhibits regularly at major art fairs in London, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Singapore and has steadily accrued a growing band of followers and collectors.