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tomwood
I'm a full time artist living and working in West Yorkshire, UK.
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Lynn Lee by Russell words Paintings and drawings by Carole, Chris, Fiona, Hadyn, Ian, Jane, Patrick, Roger, Sandra, Tom, Tony and featured artist Russell. Continue reading
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Siobhan by Ivan (detail) http://www.pinterest.com/alg1269/art-quotes/ Paintings and drawings by Andrew, Dick, Emma, Fiona, Hadyn, Ian, Ivan, Patrick, Roger S, Sandra, Tom and Tony. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at tomwoodartist
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'Absence makes the heart grow fonder', I'm only sorry I wasn't there, some lovely work featuring our A-lister standing model, Steve. Usually I'm not a fan of 'vignetting', where the painting fades off before reaching the edge, but Dick's superb... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at tomwoodartist
Really looking forward to the Preview on Sunday - hope to see you all there!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on No title at tomwoodartist
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detail of Kay by Sandra So often I meditate on why we make art, what compels us to sit down and push stuff around until it appears as though something of meaning appears. It can’t be for the meagre financial... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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detail of Fiona by Tom "It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning". Frank Auerbach Paintings and drawings by Cathy, David,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at tomwoodartist
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Detail of Carol by Chris I do feel sorry for our models insofar as we are one of the very few life drawings venues that exclusively prefers the long pose option. Most models spend an evening doing a variety of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Steve by Gerry You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou Paintings and drawings by Bren, Chris, David, Hadyn, Ian, Isi, Jane, Sandra, Tom, Tony and featured artist Gerry. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Details from the works of Barry and Roger depicting last night's model, Mike. Mike is a big man, a substantial figure of Falstaffian proportions who sits handsomely and purposefully not unlike Monsieur Ingre's, Monsieur Bertin. They both sit alert in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Suki by Sandra (detail) As I gaze upon last Thursday’s efforts, it seems to evoke that which I’m sure has been talked about previously on this blog – that of the inherent struggle. There is, across the selection of drawings,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at tomwoodartist
Sat 15th March PORTRAIT DAY with Stephanie Limited to 10 places. Booking essential tony.noble3@ntlworld.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at tomwoodartist
Sandra - I wish there was a LIKE button!
I find 'clearing the decks' quite cathartic, not only does it give you more physical space but for me it provides more mental space. It's good to keep a 'sample' collection to remind you of a standard you can aspire to and also in a simple sense it's good for the morale to see an empty studio knowing that the work has gone to good homes. I once had the opportunity to spend summer working in the empty studio spaces at Leeds Met, the spaces were just large white boxes emptied after the degree show, I think it was probably the best studio I ever had. You could see the work clearly and see how it would look in a gallery, I did two large paintings and I've been pining for a space and experience like that ever since - on a quiet Sunday with the sun shining Redbrick Mill is also pretty glorious!
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Fiona by Chris F (detail) If you were lucky enough to attend Tom's Studio Sale last weekend, then, irrespective of success or failure in claiming the pieces which had caught your eye, you may have shared my underlying disquiet in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. Edgar Degas Paintings and drawings by Barry, David, Dick, Fiona, Ian, Isi, Roger H, Roger S, Sandra, Steven. Sue D-Y, Tom and featured artist Catherine Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Nikki by Sue D-Y A Whiter Shade of Pale We had an odd session this week with numerous stops and starts and two different poses. Nikki started with a standing pose and paradoxically as more colour was added to our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at tomwoodartist
JUST A REMINDER - Studio Sale of Drawings by Tom Wood this Saturday, 22 February 2014 click here for further details Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Beauty and the Beast by David Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. Georges Braque The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Francis... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Steve by Carole "Some people hark to the past as a paradigm of how things were before they went wrong; they talk about going back to drawing. To me, it's about going forward, putting a new brick in the building... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at tomwoodartist
Russell I'd like you to know, I used to go out with a girl who had a squint but in the end we broke up, she just seemed to have an eye for other men .........................................
TWO DAY LIFE DRAWING - SAT 15 & SUN 16 FEBRUARY To book a place email tony.noble3@ntlworld.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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Siobhan by Barry The Eyes Have It by Catherine Morris I spent most of last Thursday afternoon examining the minutiae of my own eyes whilst engaged in painting a self portrait. I was then treated to a mini tutorial on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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On Saturday I found myself Lost in Wonderland. It’s a place where Insulated in a euphoric glow of intense creativity nothing else appears to exist. It’s a world where hand, eye, and materials all seem to co-ordinate effortlessly, paintings emerge... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at tomwoodartist
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"Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress". John Berger Paintings and drawings by Barry, David, Hadyn, Ivan, Roger H, Roger S, Sandra, Sue D-Y, Sue,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at tomwoodartist