Spending one month on Tresco making sketches is the idyllic approach to escaping from reality and focusing on developing a body of paintings. Anyone who has visited Tresco would understand the escapist sensation that surrounds the island.
Tom is one of the foremost sculptors in the west of England and has exhibited with the gallery in a variety of mediums since it first opened in 1992 and is captivated by the raw physical beauty inherent in the islands.
I find if I walk round Tresco’s beaches I might discover, on any day, something in this circle of light that will stay in my memory like a myth or a song, or the sea simply whisper “remember me”. I will paint here.