Phil Richards

Brought up in West Wales and studied architecture, lived in London for 20 years and moved to New Zealand in 2016. Love the contrast of the city and the outdoors.

Medium – Sculpture, photography, acrylic and photoshop.

Art description – Verging on Magritte surrealism to pop art.

Themes – Evoking personal messages. Return to the source.

Influences – Observing people and nature, from sitting on the south bank in London, on a train or a park bench to looking at the cliffs next to a beach.

Artistic influences – My dreams – for many years I have been recording and drawing my dreams – surreal.

Based – West Auckland

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

Cyan and Indigo (the name of my children)

How do you take your coffee?

Flat white

Is there something you can't live without in your studio?


Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

Jaimie Reid, 1970’s punk artist. Influenced everybody that everyone can do it!

5 words that explain you or your art?

From the soul; thought provoking; symbolism; meaningful; a message