Born in Newcastle Tom now lives in Whitley Bay where he has his studio. Tom works in most of the major mediums- Watercolour; Oils; Pastels; Pencil ; Charcoal ; Pen & ink- In whatever he thinks the subject is best portrayed . He is passionate about the nations industrial heritage – particularly the North East of England. So naturally anything connected with industrial “architecture” is manna to him.“
My work tries to portray how I feel about the subject- the ambiance. Be it a heavy industrial scene; a ship in full sail; or a miner after a gruelling in the pit. I prefer “gritty” subjects which are to be found in the North East of England.” Atmosphere is the key word when I am painting , whatever the subject. My aim is to make the viewer feel they are there and experiencing the moment.