Philip Tonkyn MA MSIAD has been an artist, illustrator and art teacher for over forty years. His work has been widely published and exhibited with five of his photographic works selected for the
Brought up in
In the Simulacra Series, sections of photographs are reflected, creating the appearance of ‘spirit’ forms, originating both from their nature and location and from the projected psyche of the viewer. The pictures are portraits of the Earth Spirit. It is notable that symmetry is characteristic of sacred art and iconography throughout the world, and that there is indeed much magic in mirrors.
In 2007 Philip Tonkyn returned to live in
“Throughout my life I have been drawn to Sacred Places; they are the inspiration for all my art. Their existance is as much within the soul as in the outer world. We go to the Sacred Places seeking the ground of our being and a glimpse of our eternity.”