After completing a Foundation Course at Cardiff College of Art in 1972, Felix proceeded to Lanchester Poytechnic to study Fine Art gaining a First Class Honours Degree with Commendation. From here Felix progressed to the Royal College of Art in London and was Awarded his Masters Degree in 1978. During this period he presented a solo show of paintings and drawings at the Lanchester Polytechnic Gallery whilst also participating in group shows at the Conway Hall Gallery and the Courtauld Institute Gallery in London. At this time he was also awarded the Herbert Read Memorial Prize from the Royal College of Art.
From 1978 to 1986 Felix lived and worked as a professional artist in London with studios at Butlers Wharf, Beck Road and the Acme Robinson Road Studios whilst also spending periods of time in Cornwall, Pembrokshire and the Algarve painting and drawing from the land and seascapes. Many of these works were exhibited in Open Studio shows at Robinson Road, mixed exhibitions at The Mask Gallery, Bermondsey as well as significant exhibitions at the Showroom Gallery in Bethnal Green and the Advanced Graphics Gallery in Tooley Street, London.