Philip Hugh Padwick was born on 28th April 1876 in Horsham, the youngest of six sons born to Henry and Jane Padwick. Padwick was sent to boarding school in Derbyshire as a boy.
By 1901, Philip Padwick was established as a professional landscape artist painting scenes around Arundel, Clymping, Pulborough, Rye, Winchelsea and other places in Sussex, travelling around from his home in the West Sussex village of Fittleworth.
Padwick was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and in 1929 exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts with two pieces Harbour Scene and Scene in Yorkshire. He has exhibited at the principal London galleries including Barbizon House, the Chenil Gallery, the Fine Art Society, the International Society, the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Cambrian Academy, the Ridley Gallery, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Walker Gallery.
Philip Padwick died in 1958 in Midhurst, West Sussex aged 82.