Stephen D. Phillips - Illustrator, Artist, Designer

I have always been fascinated by technical drawings. Whether engineering, architectural or archaeological – the detail contained within such drawings provides endless hours of study. Over the years many fine draughtsmen and artists have provided inspiration including JN Maskelyne, Jack Nelson and not least my old technical illustration tutor Les Walton whose fine cut-away work graced the pages of automotive magazines in the sixties. Technical illustration enabled me to combine my interests in engineering and art, and led to a career in the engineering, aerospace and advertising industries. It is perhaps unsurprising that my lifelong interest in the history of the Lynton & Barnstaple narrow gauge railway would eventually result in a set of detailed drawings, a labour of love prepared over a twenty year period, recording the railway as it was before it closed in 1935.


I live in Worcestershire and when I am not at my computer I enjoy historical research, model engineering, painting, music and drumming  and walking in the English Lake District with my wife, family and two dogs.


My logo (in case you are wondering) features Jake - my resilient, loyal, hard-working and intelligent Border Collie.


To contact me to discuss commissions or commercial artwork please use the contact page.