My Artweeks exhibition in May, with my sister Jane is, unfortunately and inevitably, cancelled due to coronavirus. We plan - hope! - to be open later in the year to hold a joint exhibition of our work if/when it is finally safe to do so. Nevertheless, right now I would still like to show you some the many original drawings and paintings I have made this past year.
I can only show you 10 images here, so if you want to see more, go to my website here: paulrichardtomlinson.co.uk
I was born in Stratford upon Avon and benefitted from a childhood filled with opportunity for travel, exploration and learning. I was actively turned on to an appreciation of the natural world, history, our cultural heritage and the environment.
I studied engineering at Leeds University and Penn State University and worked for more than three decades in the construction industry. My career in construction was based in Oxfordshire, where I settled with my family.
Having recently retired from the consultancy business of which I was a joint owner, I have spent time teaching, undertaking voluntary work for the RSPB, learning new skills in picture framing, travelling and living abroad (Cyprus) and developing my portfolio of artwork and photographs.
I am endlessly inspired by the work of many of the Old Masters with which we are all familiar: Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Raphael and the Impressionists. I also love the decadent brilliance of Egon Schiele, who inspires my life drawing, and I appreciate the work of Victorian travellers such as Ruskin and Lear, whose work influences the sort of urban sketching and depictions of the built environment that I am currently working on.
Thanks for visiting my page. I hope you like what you saw. If you have any queries, or requests, or would like to get in touch, please feel free to drop me a line and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can.
I live near Oxford.
You can contact me directly via email at: paulrichardtomlinson AT gmail DOT com