Membership is by invitation. After two successful entries for the Open Exhibition, membership is offered at the committee’s discretion.
I am a portrait painter and occasional landscape painter working in oils.
I have produced paintings for a wide range of clients, from Manchester United Football Club to Oxford colleges and family portraiture.
Notable portraits include the first female Bishop Libby Lane, author Mark Haddon, former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz, Radiohead bass player Colin Greenwood, performing artist and humanitarian Octopizzo from Kibera, Ride drummer Loz Colbert, footballers Wayne Rooney, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs. I appeared on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of The Year 2018. I open my studio to the public during Oxfordshire Artweeks each year.
I am also a proud member of the Contemporary Portrait Painters collective, or CBPP. The CBPP are a group of some of the best portrait artists working in Britain today.
In March 2020 I started #portraitsfornhsheroes by offering a free portrait to the first NHS key worker to contact me. I encouraged other portrait artists to do the same and it has grown into a global initiative. There are now online exhibitions of the NHS portraits.
Tom is happy to accept commissions.