Diving in Mexico and China

LION CITY

The famous submerged city of Shicheng (‘Lion City’), beneath China’s Qiandao Lake is a magnificent 600 year old time capsule of Imperial China. The water has preserved the city beautifully, but in the absence of natural light it is hard to imagine it as a living metropolis brimming with life, vibrancy and colour – so in these dazzling paintings Philip has reimagined it on our behalf.

UNDERWATER TREASURES VI

Original Painting on Box Canvas, 24” x 24” £4,850

UNDERWATER DISCOVERY VI

Original Painting on Box Canvas, 24” x 36” £6,250

UNDERWATER TREASURES V

Original Painting on Box Canvas, 48” x 16” £6,250

“The surface of the ocean is like the external of ourselves, and it is only when we dive down beneath the surface can we truly experience what lies inside.”

CENOTES

In 2019, Philip’s documentary ‘A Peace Within’ was selected for the World Ocean Film Festival which toured UK cinemas in the autumn. In this beautiful and atmospheric film, we watch him venture below the surface to paint Mexico’s ‘cenotes’ – astounding clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife.

UNDERWATER LIGHTS II

Original Painting on Box Canvas, 24” x 36” £6,250

A WORLD UNDERWATER II

Original Painting on Box Canvas, 32” x 32” £7,225