Philip Raskin studied at The Glasgow School of Art in the sixties. He entered the world of business and is best known as the proprietor of The Inn on the Green restaurant in Glasgow, which he and his wife presided over for nearly twenty years. After he returned to painting full time, working in acrylics, Philip quickly established a singular and distinctive handwriting in which he exploits the medium’s most robust impasto qualities. With a trademark soft palette, the overall effect is to capture quite magically the textures, moods and light of his native Scotland.
“I tend to paint very private places for the viewer to own and enjoy; no people, no houses, no telegraph poles – no signs of man’s imposition on the landscape, just the driftwood of an ebb tide and silence – broken only by lapping water and gulls ascending”.
He is now a major Scottish artist with a growing UK and international following.