Phil Creek is a Trustee of The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts and President of Otter Vale Art Society (OVAS). He was County Art Adviser for Devon until his recent retirement and is now a full-time painter exhibiting across the country. His work explores the landscapes and seascapes of East Devon and the southwest of England. He is particularly inspired by coastal light and in portraying how people inhabit and relate to the natural landscape and built environment. Although preferring to work en plein air Phil also undertakes his larger oil and acrylic paintings in his East Devon studio.