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Philip Braham

Philip Braham is a Scottish artist who currently resides in Perthshire, Scotland. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and then at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Netherlands. Braham creates unique figurative paintings that depict the natural world.

Emotional response

Braham has always had a passion for art, and painting enables him to make sense of the world. His practice is underpinned by an interest in European philosophy, thus fidelity to experience is at the heart of his paintings. Our sensory experience is filtered through our mind, stirring memories and associations that carry an emotional charge, and Braham taps into this in his paintings.

Atmospheric landscapes

While Braham creates figurative paintings, they are not simply photorealistic as they show us something that the camera cannot see: they are emotionally charged atmospheric representations of the scene that, in turn, elicits an emotional response in the viewer. The paintings faithfully portray a real place in time, but are simultaneously a repository for inner reflections that are communicated through his careful handling of oil on canvas.

National acclaim

Braham has exhibited widely across the UK, and overseas in the Netherlands, France and Germany. His work is found in numerous private and public collections, including the Scottish Parliament Collection, BBC London and the Royal Scottish Academy. Braham has received several awards, including the Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award for Painting (1st Prize).

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