Drawing on a wide variety of media from broadsheet newspapers to tabloids, to the glossy supplements, his witty and creative collages are literally hot off the press, and offer us a fascinating artistic commentary on the world around us.
Tom’s masterly collage interpretations of London show extreme modernity jostling with classic historic buildings and monuments.
“The challenge for me is to find new and interesting ways of depicting this great city as so many of its iconic landmarks are very familiar to everyone - so I may go with an unusual colour palette, light condition or more recently with a smattering of humour.”
Tom’s luminous collages combine news and comment, travel and culture, realism and impressionism to offer a genuinely exciting alternative take on modern life. Highly sophisticated and complex in their concept and execution they are crammed with ideas and incident, and words are everywhere, adding intrigue, resonance and a touch of humour.
“For me, the artwork has to operate on two levels – to look like an accomplished and impressive painting from afar but then to surprise you when it draws you in for a closer look at the detail.”