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Tom Clifford

STATEMENT

My oil paintings record my responses to the world. My art feels personal but I often draw upon a wide variety of sources. Images from the media, art, snapshots and observational studies from life all contribute to my practice.
My preoccupation with light links me to the tradition of Western painting and over the past ten years I have focused on painting images of the sea and people's interactions with it.
Alongside this I continue to diversify my practice and explore other possibilites for my painting and ideas, exploring notions of reality and our experience of it.
I studied at Central Saint Martins and City and Guilds of London Art School.
I was born in south east London where I currently live and have a studio. In 1994 I completed a foundation course at Central St Martins followed by a three year degree at City and Guilds of London Art School where in 1997 I won two awards for painting.
Since then I have been painting and exhibiting continuously. In 2004 my first solo exhibition at The Russell Gallery was nominated for the Villiers David Award and I was featured in The Artist Magazine.





SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 ' Screen ' , The Russell Gallery , London.

2008 ' Back To The Beginning ' , The Russell Gallery , London.

2006 ' New Works ' , The Russell Gallery , London.

2005 ' Vanishing Point ' , The Russell Gallery , London.

2004 ' Surface Tension ' , The Russell Gallery , London.

2002 ' New Paintings ' , Sosho Match Bar , Art Star , East London.

2001 ' Elemental ' , Time Bar , Greenwich , London.

2000 ' Horizons ' , Time Bar , Greenwich , London.




GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Summer Exhibition , 3013 Contemporary Art , Stanstead.

2011 Corte Real Gallery , Paderne , Portugal.

2011 Summer Show , Stark Gallery Canterbury.

2010 Modern English , 3013 Contemporary Art , Stanstead.

2010 Spring Show, The Geedon Gallery , Colchester.

2008 Summer Show , The Russell Gallery , London.

2008 Seven Artists , Geedon Gallery , Colchester.

2007 20/21 London International Art Fair, RCA , The Russell Gallery.



2006 Christmas Show, The Russell Gallery , London.

2006 Lee Open Studios, Lee , London.

2006 Chase Art Fair , Royal College Of Art , London.

2006 The Affordable Art Fair , The Russell Gallery , Battersea , London.

2006 Autumn Exhibition , Geedon Gallery , Essex.

2006 Summer Exhibition , The Russell Gallery , London.

2006 Art For Life , Cancer UK , Christies , London.



2005 Christmas Show , The Russell Gallery , London.

2005 Chase Art Fair , RCA , London.

2005 The Affordable Art Fair , The Russell Gallery , London.

2005 Summer Show , The Russell Gallery , London.

2005 Art For Life , Cancer UK , Christies , London.



2004 Christmas Show , The Russell Gallery , London.

2004 The Affordable Art Fair , The Russell Gallery, Battersea , London.

2004 Summer Show , The Russell Gallery , London.

2004 ' Landscape ' , Mark Jason , London.

2004 RBA annual exhibition , The Mall Galleries , London.



2003 Christmas Show , The Russell Gallery , London.

2003 Fresh Art , Business Design Centre , Islington , London.



2002 Christmas Show , Mark Jason , London.

2002 Fresh Art , Business Design Centre , Islington , London.

2002 The Osbourne Studio Gallery , Belgravia , London.

2002 Young Masters Atlanta , Georgia Schley Ritchie , Atlanta , London.

2002 Art For Youth , The Mall Galleries , London.

2002 Summer Exhibition , Pond Galleries , Clappham , London.



2001 Art For Youth , The Mall Galleries , London.

2001 The Affordable Art Fair , Art Star & Corman Arts.



2000 Young Masters Atlanta , Georgia Schley Ritchie , Atlanta , London.

2000 ' The Great Escape ' , Art For Offices , Pearsons Main Office , London.

2000 The Affordable Art Fair , Art Star , Battersea , London.

2000 Art For Youth , The Mall Galleries , London.

2000 XOO Offices (Internet consultants) London.

2000 'St Margaret's Millenium Art exhibition', London.



1999 'Art for Youth' , The Mall Galleries , London.

1999 'The Affordable Art Fair',Battersea Park, London.

1999 Woodlands Gallery, London.

1999 Thyme Restaurant, London.

1999 Blackheath Library, London.

1999 'Art for Youth',Mall Galleries, London.



1997 Gallery Focus, New Malden.

1997 'Young Masters',Wills Art Warehouse, London.

1997 City & Guilds of London Art school Diploma exhibition.



AWARDS

2004 Shortlisted for The Villiers David Award.

1997 The Jeremy Haworth Trust Award for painting.

1997 The Chadwyck-Healey Prize for painting.



EDUCATION



1997 City & Guilds of London Art School-Fine Art painting degree

1994 Central St Martins College of Art & Design.