Phil has a keen interest in the landscape, and his work is influenced by his first hand experiences in the Cumbrian landscape and moving through its varied settings and its Mountains.
He is interested in the writings of the great Cumbrian and Nationally important, Millom based Poet, Norman Nicholson and his wider topographical writing and poetry.
Phil is also an accomplished poet in matters of life – the emotional and life experience responses to human interactions and situations, and he writes poetry widely on various other interest areas.
His observational poetry, in his own recognisable style, was chosen to appear in the poetry magazine Other Poetry.
He has been a regular contributor to Comet, the journal of The Norman Nicholson Society and with the shared aim of widening the audience for Nicholson’s prose, topographical writing and his poetry.