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tomwood
I'm a full time artist living and working in West Yorkshire, UK.
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Steve by Anne Paintings and drawings by Jane, Sandra (1 &2), Sue D-Y, Tom, Tony and selected artist Anne Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Roger by Barry Paintings and drawings by Dick, Isi, Roger, Sue D-Y, Tom, Tony and featured artist Barry Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Lynn Lee by Sue D-Y Paintings and drawings by Barry, Ian, Jane, Patrick, Roger H, Roger S, Sue, Tom, Tony and selected artist Sue D-Y. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Paintings and drawings by Anne (1&2), Cathy, David, David J, Ian, Isi, Jane, Joan, Judi, Sue D-Y, Sue and Tony. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Chris by Sandra Paintings and drawings by Cathy, Hadyn, Isi, Ivan, Roger, Sue D-Y, Sue, Tom, Tony and featured artist Sandra Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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David by Sue Paintings and drawings by Jane, Nikki, Sue, Tom, Tony and featured artist Sue. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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John by Steven Paintings and drawings by Alex, Barry, Isi, Mati, Patrick (1&2), Roger S, Roger H, Russell, Sandra, Sue, Tom, Tony and featured artist Steven. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Nikki by Ivan Paintings and drawings by Barry, Cathy, Dick, Sue, Isi, Roger, Sandra, Steven, Ian, Tom, Tony and featured artist Ivan. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Roger by Fiona Paintings and drawings by Barry, Hadyn, Ian, Steven, Sue D-Y, Sue, Tom, Roger and featured artist Fiona. (I realise some images are missing, if you would like to send me them or bring the work to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Chris by David Paintings and drawings by Anne, Sandra, Sue D-Y, Sue, Tony and featured artist David Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Leon by Alex Paintings and drawings by Chris, Dick, Hadyn, Ian, Isi, Patrick, Sandra, Steven, Sue D-Y, Tom, Tony, Will and featured artist Alex. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Chris by Mati Paintings and drawings by Alex, Cathy, Dick, Ian, Isi, Ivan, Jane, Patrick, Steven, Sue D-Y, Sue, Tom and featured artist Mati. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at tomwoodartist
Hi Will, sorry I have not include your painting - the photograph I took was badly out of focus, if you would like to email me a picture of your painting I will post it on the blog. best wishes Tom tomwoodfineart@gmail.com
Toggle Commented May 8, 2015 on Life Drawing Thursday 7 May 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Kay by Dick Paintings and drawings by Barry, Cathy, Hadyn, Ivan, Mati, Patrick, Steven, Sue, Tom, Tony, Tracey and selected artist Dick. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Becky (detail) by Chris THE LAST LAP by Russell Lumb Was yesterday’s life session at Redbrick as nervy and unsettled as it seemed to me, or have I been overtaken by the national mood as we slide, like so much... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Richard by Patrick Paintings and drawings by Barry, Haydn, Ian, Ivan, Mati, Sandra, Sue D-Y, Sue, Tom, Tony, Tracey and selected artist Patrick. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Steve by Russell Paintings and drawings by Alex, Cathy, Ian, Ivan, Jane, Mati, Roger H, Roger S, Sandra, Sue, Sumi, Tony, Tracey and featured artist Russell. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Fiona by Patrick Paintings and drawings by Barry, Cathy, Dick, Hadyn, Isi, Ivan, Mati, Roger, Sandra, Steven, Sue D-Y, Sue, Tom, Tony and selected artist Patrick. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Joseph by Hadyn I was cream crackered, shattered, washed out and weary, my legs felt like jelly and my arms like spaghetti, banjaxed I was a shadow of my former self, a weakling, a mere stripling, my bulk masking the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Paintings and drawings by David, Gerry, Jane, Mati (1 & 2), Sue, Tom, Tony and featured artist Cathy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Helen by Isi Paintings and drawings by Cathy, Dick, Hadyn, Ian, Mati, Roger S, Sue D-Y, Sue, Tom , Tony and featured artist Isi. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at tomwoodartist
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Roger by Steven Paintings and drawings by Alex, Cathy, Dick, Jane, Patrick, Roger H, Roger S, Sandra, Sue, Tom, Tony and featured artist Steven. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at tomwoodartist
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS................... I was 'conflicted' about the introduction of the i-pad into the life room but now I feel the issue is probably wider than that and is really about two things, freedom of expression and the impact of progress in the form of technology. First FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, we can't and surely shouldn't attempt to limit anyone's freedom of expression, we might have an opinion about it but we have no right to interfere unless it's offensive. Secondly, the IMPACT OF PROGRESS, how can we possibly limit progress, it's ridiculous to even consider trying. We are presently living through an age of tremendous technological changes, much of it exciting, some of it confusing, those developments impact most aspects of our life, of course they will affect art practices, artists after all are innovators not just curators of the past. We can choose not to embrace change, that is our choice but equally we can take advantage of new opportunities and again that is our choice, the key word of course is CHOICE. For me one of the great pleasures of sharing in your creativity is the wide variety of ideas and approaches, as a group I think we should resist any temptation to limit our horizons. Our differences make us strong.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on Portrait Day Saturday 21 March at tomwoodartist
http://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2015/03/24/turn-your-tablet-into-an-artists-tool/?utm_source=Jackson%27s%20Art%20Supplies&utm_campaign=0769413bc3-ArtGrid3_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_021d76a613-0769413bc3-95755681&mc_cid=0769413bc3&mc_eid=20dd252d32 Okay, I'm a luddite (thanks Hadyn), maybe a deluded romantic, or just downright dumb, the future is here now and my nostalgic bleatings can't and maybe shouldn't hold it back. The i-pad is now a valuable weapon in the artist's armoury and like a camera only a fool would not engage with it, it's potential is enormous and it can only help and encourage artists to develop their confidence and creativity. The i-pad has won we can't stop the inevitable march of progress so why not join in and make full use of it, those who don't will be just left behind struggling with outmoded practices and will ultimately look foolish. Look at the link above for further confirmation of how the i-pad is essential for any artist. Exhausted I rest my case, weaker but wiser.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2015 on Portrait Day Saturday 21 March at tomwoodartist
from Sumi Cannon I realised after I sent my thoughts re iPad I had also meant to share this extract I recently heard about Oliver Sacks, neuro-scientist, at a conference which I thought spoke to some of the dilemma you were articulating. As a boy Sacks loved the periodic table because it reduced the 'vast and seemingly chaotic universe of chemistry to an all embracing order.' However, he later realises that in stripping everything back to obvious essentials something of the mystery of the process may be lost. In describing a lighting system he installed inside a dark cupboard he wrote 'I was absurdly proud of this little installation. But it's glare penetrated the recesses of the cupboard, and in banishing the darkness, banished its mystery too. Too much light, I decided,was not a good thing - there were some places best left with their secrets intact' Sacks 2001
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2015 on Portrait Day Saturday 21 March at tomwoodartist