2015 Exhibition
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An Exhibition of recent paintings from the English Lake District and Italy including works for the book A VENETIAN SKETCHBOOK. will take place at the Studio Gallery from Saturday October 10th. Read More

P L Hobbs

Watercolour painter Phil Hobbs is a past President and Honorary Life member of the Lake Artists Society.
Working predominantly in pure watercolour he has long been established as one of the leading artists in his field, through a combination of superb draughtsmanship and an ability to see to the heart of a subject, he creates a reality beyond the actual. From the freshness and vitality of rapidly executed outdoor sketches to the highly finished studio works richly interwoven with allegory, the viewer is invited to embark upon a journey, to be there, to participate and discover new aspects and levels within each piece.

Constantly in search of new subject matter that will best convey his ideas at the time, he has travelled extensively, leading to the creation over the past forty plus years of a diverse body of work.


The big move

Finally after several years of threats and promises, the Gallery and the collection have moved from Church Street, Ambleside and become the Studio Gallery at The Copse, Troutbeck Bridge. Read More

A painting by Phil Hobbs, whilst unmistakeably a Hobbs is not bound by subject, technique or the imposition of a style, but rather stands alone as a statement in its own right.
If there is a recurrent theme it is that of the everyday, the portrayal of life and lives within the landscape, be it village, city or workshop. It may be to make a point or simply to make us look again. Mostly it is a celebration of the beauty and poetry of simply being.

He has participated in many National and International exhibitions and has had a number of solo shows in the UK, USA and Europe.
His time more recently is divided between painting in the UK and Italy.

Always having had a keen interest in education he has been the author of numerous articles and essays that have appeared in books and magazines over the years. Phil also tutors a small number of workshops each year in the UK and Italy, details of which may be found on this website.