Idyll XIII (Summer Flood, South Esk 2004)

My work is chiefly concerned with the relationship between culture and landscape, but particularly the personal identification with a landscape that has become mythologised through the repeated act of painting it. Each successive work is a homage both to Nature and to Painting whilst expressing concerns on the condition of both. My work is ultimately about the uniqueness that comes from the individual experience of nature. I am currently working on a series of Midlands landscapes which I see as flags or emblems for place.

Philip Wolfhagen

2005, Highly Commended

Oil & beeswax on linen