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Roses are red, Lions are blue

23 April 2024

What began as a Covid-19 lockdown project for the Duke of Northumberland, researching his Percy ancestors during the Wars of the Roses, culminated in the 2024 publication of Lions of the Red Rose.

A initial request for Phillips Creative to illustrate several maps showing sites of battle blossomed into a commission to provide the book design, artwork and production, as well as the cover painting, several family trees, and almost eighty illustrations.

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Through the Wars

23 April 2024

The Lions of the Red Rose required over eighty illustrations in various media, altogether an impressive body of work.

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Mindfulness through colouring

23 April 2024

Coloring books for adults have gained significant popularity over the past decade, becoming a widespread trend and an effective method of stress relief, relaxation, and creative expression.

The range of beautiful coloring books we designed, illustrated and produced for Castle Arts include informational content alongside the illustrations, providing a layer of educational benefit to complement the aspect of mindfulness.

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Northumberland Sketchbook Update

12 December 2018

This just in… Our new 'Northumberland "An Artist's View"' sketchbook will be going to print towards the end of January, for an early February launch.

This latest volume in the series of sketchbooks by the artist Peter Phillips features a new stunning collection of paintings and sketches, covering the breathtaking Northumberland countryside and coastline from Berwick to Blanchland.

Watch this space…

Hôtel De Hermitage, Monte Carlo

7 December 2018

Something you do not experience everyday… when your paintings are put on display in the Eiffel Room of the Hôtel De Hermitage, Monte Carlo. The two paintings (oil on canvas, 4' x 3') have been attracting no end of appreciation from visitors and staff of this grand establishment, and are in fact numbers 1 and 2 of an ongoing collection of works to celebrate the grandeur and splendour of Monaco. A lavish and limited edition book will be published in 2019 to coincide with the exhibition of all of these paintings on completion.

Much gratitude to SBM for allowing me unprecedented access to the various buildings, casinos, opera house and palaces to assist in my research.

Lions of The North

3 December 2018

Peter Phillips was honoured to provide the cover painting for ‘Lions Of The North’, a new book by the Duke of Northumberland.

“From the Norman Conquest to the present day, the story of Alnwick Castle and the Percy family has been woven into the fabric of British history. The castle represented the family’s dominance in the north and stood guard over the disputed, bloodstained borderlands.”

Look who popped in to see us!

2 October 2018

We were delighted to welcome HRH The Prince of Wales into our studio/gallery during his visit to Kirkharle Courtyard on 12 September.

It's a Hard Rock Life

28 August 2018

Phillips Creative have been appointed as architectural consultants and designers to the Hard Rock Café Monaco, Casino Square. Among the many challenges presented by the brief, incorporating the essence of the Hard Rock brand into the grand styling of the existing surroundings was no walk in le parc.

Conceptual visual materials from hand-drawn artist impressions to more detailed CGI renderings have been prepared for this prestigious acquirement, projected to open in 2020. More soon.

Northumberland Sketchbook — Early 2019 Publication

21 August 2018

The third instalment in Peter Phillips' ongoing ‘sketchbook series’ will celebrate the breathtaking beauty of the length and breadth of Northumberland, the wildest and most romantic county of all.

The scope of this book is to cover his favourite, more popular locations as well bring into focus some lesser-known places of interest and a few hidden surprises.

Scheduled for an early 2019 publication, we will have more info on the Northumberland Sketchbook in the coming weeks.

Wynyard Park — a different vision

19 April 2018

Phillips Creative has worked closely with Wynyard Park to create a brand and identity to set them apart, define the company ethos, and determine aspirations.

A joint venture company, Wynyard Park was formed in 2005 with the purpose of creating one of the country’s largest mixed use developments at 885 acres, delivering a new settlement incorporating business space, health and recreational facilities and new homes.

The various marketing materials and literature we have produced, as well as project co-ordination for the whole development from corporate identity to landscaping, serve to enhance an already strong position in the marketplace.

Unlocking the Wooden Underworld

28 March 2018

The Vindolanda Trust, with the support of a £1.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, has secured the future of its significant collection of wooden Roman artefacts and enabling the public to see them for the first time together in a purpose-built gallery.

Project design from conceptual pre-tender stages through interim reports, all museum design and on-site supervision, all subsequent graphic and illustrative materials, as well as the commissioning of wooden sculptural items, were provided by Phillips Creative.

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