Phoebe attended The Florence Academy of Art for three years, graduating from its Drawing and Painting Program in June 2012. She became an assistant instructor in her final year as well as being awarded Best Figure Painting in her final year.
Since leaving the Academy she has refined her technique in America and Spain, and worked on portrait commissions in England. She is currently taking commissions for both oil and charcoal portraits of adults, teenagers and children, as well as animal portraits. She has exhibited at private exhibitions hosted at Arundel Castle Cricket Ground and Cottesmore School.
In the Summer of 2016 Phoebe took part in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year, painting Sue Perkins. Each sitter got choose a portrait to take home, and Sue picked Phoebe's painting. After being shortlisted to 3, Phoebe was announced the winner of Heat 2, and put through to the semi finals, where her portrait was chosen by the sitter, actress Imelda Staunton.
Phoebe currently lives and paints in New Romney, Kent, with her terrier, Lupin.
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