Philip Dutton-White has had quite a career. The painter, designer and gallery owner has lived and worked in many of the world’s most beautiful cities designing homes, villas, hotels, complexes, yachts, watches and jets from China to Spain and California.
Phillip also works with many world famous brands and organisations from Rolls Royce, BMW, Mitsubishi, Honda, Raytheon, Gulfstream Aerospace, Warner bros and hotel groups, Hyatt, The Hilton and Langham groups, to name but a few.
“painting has brought me right back to where I first started, and I am enjoying the journey”
But for now he’s returned to painting, his first love, particularly classic and super cars, evidence of which can now be seen at Woodstock’s Dantzig Gallery, to coincide with this week’s Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace.
Having originally studied painting at Moseley Art School in Birmingham, it is 30 years since Phillip dedicated himself to painting, and he is revelling in the reignition of his former passion.
“I wanted to reflect the characters involved, the legends, their passion and and emotion, as much as the cars themselves”
“I have been involved in so many different things but my painting has brought me right back to the beginning where I first started, and I am enjoying the journey,” he says.
So has it been easy to slot back in where he left off more than 30 years ago? “It’s been a huge challenge,” he concedes, “but I’ve always loved cars and I wanted to reflect the characters involved, the legends, their passion and emotion, as much as the cars themselves.
“But I also love portraiture, which is why I have combined both automobiles and racing drivers in many of the paintings now on show at Dantzig,” he adds.
The resulting 14 paintings and additional prints now grace the Woodstock gallery and demonstrate the complexity of his work, but if you can’t nip down this weekend, gallery owner Dave Davies plans to continue selling Phillip’s work long after Salon Privé has packed up and gone home.
For details and info go to https://www.dantzig.uk