About Tom Bushnell

Artist Statement

I love the power of colour in painting!

Colour can be so evocative, and I believe it's such an important part of the human experience. It has the ability to uplift and inspire the human soul and overcome much of the negative aspects of life.

I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture to create new compositions. If I can create the "Wow" factor in my work that resonates with the viewer, I feel I've done my job as an artist.

Indeed, I very much agree with the world renowned artist Helen Frankenthaler, when she stated about her paintings...

“What concerns me is…
Did I make a Beautiful Picture?”Helen Frankenthaler

Biography

Tom Bushnell studied painting at The Central & Ravensbourne Colleges of Art and Design and gained a BA Honours degree in Fine Art & Design. He has exhibited with some of the leading painters of our time, including John Hoyland. His paintings have also been accepted at the famous Royal Academy Summer Show and form part of collections in the UK and across the globe.

From age 8 he won the Art Prize every year at school. At age 15 he (whilst still at school) was commissioned to paint portraits of his Headmaster, the Local Mayor, and the Chief Education Officer of the Region.

Whilst only 16 he was interviewed for entry as a student at two world renowned Fine Art Schools, The Royal College of Art, and The Slade School of Fine Art. He was too young to go.

At age 20 he had a large abstract painting accepted and hung at the very prestigious "Young Contemporaries Show" in London. He was the only student accepted from his college into the show and was still only in his first year of the 3 year Art school Degree course. He has been commissioned to paint the portraits of the rich and famous, as well as copies of the Old Masters, animal portraits and sporting pieces, still life compositions and landscape scenes. Slides of samples of his work are stored in The National Portrait Gallery archives. Many galleries and two of the Top UK Fine Art Publishers have promoted and sold his work.