Phyllis gained an MA in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art before moving to London to work in specialist decoration and restoration, becoming proficient in verre églomisé, decorative painting and restoration. She now brings the skills learnt from this time into her own studio. Working as both a fine and decorative artist has allowed her to amass an in-depth knowledge of materials which she has learnt to manipulate in a wide variety of ways, creating highly specific and unique works, whether to a specific design brief or to satisfy her own aims as an artist.
A QEST Scholarship enabled Phyllis to learn and master the techniques of painted faux marble and wood finishes, under the one-to-one tutelage of Pierre Beaudry. Phyllis aims to deploy these techniques and specialist knowledge in new and exciting ways alongside continuing a fine tradition. In the future she hopes to continue working in heritage decoration and establish her place as an accomplished craftsman in the world of interior decoration and decorative restoration.