Philippe Faraut approaches the figure as a vehicle to create the illusion of reality by striving for technical mastery of anatomy, hair and drapery. He continues to study the human form in order to present a marriage of the face and body in an attempt to communicate mood and expression. He works in water-based clay in a classical realist style with contemporary inspiration.

Some of his sculptures have been cast in plaster for other artists to use in their own study of anatomy, planes and expression.

At the request of his students he now offers seminars in sculpting the complete figure in addition to his portrait classes.