Peter Phillips was born in 1939 in Birmingham, England. He studies at the Birmingham College of Art under the mandate of Gilbert Mason and Fleetwood-Walker. He continues his studies at the Royal College of Art. This is where he met his friends David Hockney, R.N. Kitaj, Allen Jones and Patrick Caulfield.
From 1964 to 1966 he moves to New York and travels, together with Allen Jones, through North America.
In 1976 his paintings were for the first time shown in a solo exhibition. Nowadays, his work is represented in museums and galleries in the USA and Europe.
Since 2005 Phillips lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
He currently travels and works between Central America, Europe, and Australia.