I came to art relatively late in life. After spending nearly forty years working around the world in electronics’ engineering, most of them with the Army, I decided to study for a Diploma in Fine Arts at Salisbury College, one of my better decisions.

My art is primarily inspired by my life-long love of early jazz. My aim is to capture this joyful, brash and exuberant music in free flowing, rhythmic colour. In more reflective moments I enjoy sketching and life drawing, which often forms the source of my colourful pastel paintings.

Originally from the Wirral, I now live on the outskirts of Salisbury, just a few minutes walk from Old Sarum. The city, its Cathedral Close and beautiful surrounding countryside are constant sources of inspiration.

When not creating vivid works of art, I play the baritone with Amesbury Town Band. Lately I’ve discovered the joys of community ukulele playing, and singing, with the newly formed Salisbury Ukulele Band.

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or telephone (+44) 01722 414299

Some links

Sarum Artists

Phillip Hutchings

Rare Form New Media

Amesbury Town Band

The Red Hot Jazz Archive

Salisbury Ukulele Band


I'm indebted to Jeannie Palden of  who originally designed this site.