Philip Hansell was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He began painting in 1994 and started Hansell Painting Company in Austin in 1997. He relocated his company to Durham in 2000, and now serves as President of the PDCA. Philip enjoys renovating old homes, collecting National cash registers, reviving classic cars, and eating in the Durham foodie scene. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and two dogs.