Philip Raskin was born in 1947 and studied at the
Glasgow School of Art. He then entered the world of
business and became well known as the proprietor of
The Inn on the Green, a celebrated jazz restaurant in
Glasgow over which he and his wife presided. He did not
lose contact with the world of art however, as the venue
doubled up as a quality gallery with a full programme of
exhibitions and private views.

After 20 years as a successful restaurateur, Philip
returned to his easel and brushes on a full time basis.
Over time, he has developed a painterly impasto style;
using the texture of the paint and the shape of the
brushwork, he gives each of his luminous landscapes its
own reality, rather than allowing it to be a smooth window
onto a world beyond. With a trademark soft palette and
dramatic skies, the overall effect magically captures the
textures, moods and changeable light of his native

Philip is rapidly acquiring a loyal following of collectors
both in the UK and abroad.

"I tend to paint very private places for the viewer to own
and enjoy; no people, no houses, no telegraph poles -
just the driftwood of an ebb tide, mist tumbling on a
distant hilltop and silence broken only by lapping water
and gulls ascending."