[Artist To Watch] – Tom Homeward

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Stumbled across recently, on an artist that captures expression in animals through limited lines. The artist is a British man called Tom Homeward! His work is inspiring and beautiful, it looks limitless in its mark making. Some serious skill in capturing essence of being. Something I am finding I am able to do using my left hand which is my non dominant hand.


Tom here uses earthy palettes and well just look for yourself below, some ethereal portraits of his dogs.

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So it is clear to see that even just his sketch based works are marvellous. The only other person who I know can capture animal spirits in drawings is my gran. Who doesn’t draw any more, but as a child I would sit and watch her draw whilst she was on the phone. I always loved how she sketched her border collies and looking upon them on the page, would come alive much like a Pixer/Disney style animation.

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His landscapes just roll with colour and simplicity. It almost looks like he puts in minimalist effort to try to create these wonderful pieces. I think any more would ruin the softness in his work. Always envious of people that can paint landscapes!! Another personal love for these images here is the colour choices. Each colour bounces off one another but at the same time is alluring to each other too. Perfect combination of contrast/compliments to the final pieces above through his marksmanship and colour palette.

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Now his paintings of these gentlemen remind me of the childrens books I used to read whilst growing up. Quentin Blake style illustrative styling through the simplicity of lines again. Colour palette is more dark compared to the childrens illustrator but then again this gives the viewer a chance to see personal touches from Tom Homewards preferences. Absolutely delightful and charming and again captures expression from the men in the portraits.

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Lastly the dogs which is what drew me to his work. Springer spaniels come across a lot in his work as that is the type of dog he owns. They are lovely breeds and along with border collies represent the countryside and more so coastal areas like Cornwall in the south of England. Again the Tom Homeward palette choices give the dogs in the paintings a realistic aura to them. Just beautiful really, almost like you could go into the painting to pet the dog in the frame.

Now this artist is heading into my collection of inspirational people and hoping you guys have enjoyed this fairly lengthy article. His Facebook page has another section dedicated to charity and donations for a little girl of the age of 8. Little Niamh who was diagnosed in 2012 with Wilm’s Tumour. I will do a large post about this page for my new category that I created yesterday (Charity & Donation Pages). Hoping that it helps get her page out there a little more!!

I will end this with, its been a pleasure to write about this artist for you guys. I’ve enjoyed it and look forward to seeing his new work. Check the links below to see his pages and Niamh’s Fund page too

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/tomhomewoodartist?fref=ts

WEBSITE – http://www.tomhomewood.com/

Niamh’s Fund – https://www.facebook.com/niamhsfund


TWITTER – http://www.twitter.com/_Thomasbcooper

TUMBLR – http://www.thomasbenjamincooper.tumblr.com

Many thanks for reading everyone. Have yourself a great afternoon!















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