Jeff Phillips is a committed environmentalist, a passionate educator and in many people’s eyes, Swansea’s greatest living artist.

Decades as a distinguished portrait artist and illustrator have produced a body of work that tells Swansea’s story, often far more eloquently than any words could. As well as reflecting on Swansea’s past, Jeff is constantly looking forward. His work with students and schoolchildren brings the arts to life for the next generation. This inspirational sharing of ideas is taken to a new level with Swansea Past, Present and Future.

Jeff has kindly donated 30 paintings from his Swansea Past, Present and Future collection to Swansea MAD. 

To view the Swansea Past, Present and Future Virtual Gallery and to purchase a print of Jeff’s artwork, visit