This year (2017) I exhibited at the Suffolk County Show (a major agricultural show) art exhibition in May and sold two pastel horse racing drawings, Energy 11 and Energy 13 and then was delighted to have 3 pieces selected for the Society of Equestrian Artists Summer (SEA) Open Exhbition. This was held in July at Palace House, Newmarket (the home of British horse racing) where I sold another two pastel drawings Energy 12 and Energy 14 (just uploaded to ArtsCad). For me this was great news as the Society represents some of the finest equestrian artists in the UK.
The gallery that represents my work is now Really Very Nice Ltd., run by Joanna and Steve Knight and is located at 29 Churchgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk http://reallyverynice.co.uk/. During 2016/7 my work was exhibited by them at: Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Henley Royal Regatta, Jaeger-Lecoultre Gold Cup Final (Polo), Royal Salute Cooronation Cup (Polo), Longnines International Horse Show, Burghley Horse Trials, Cambridge Art Fair. Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Chester Arts Fair. Thanks Joanna for all the hard work on my behalf!
During this summer I created one piece called 'Boadicea' for a a charity raffle prize at a steam tractor fair! Not really my thing but people seemed to like it so here is a little copy of it:
Two other pieces, 'Apache Rising' and 'Two Graces' were auctioned for charity at a garden party held in July.
| Tom Lund-Lack - Illusions of Movement Paintings are illusions, making a 2D work come alive can be a challenge. The motif is one part, whether it is a horse a vase of flowers or a portrait, each one must convey to the viewer something more than a simple representation of the subject. Well observed portraits bring out the character of the sitter and may say something about the artist.
“Luscious colors, masterful sense of movement, serene atmosphere they are a joy to behold!” – Louise Hafesh
Some time ago Louise was kind enough to attribute these characteristics to my work.
I would say that they are infused with powerful expressions of drama and movement which are now my hallmark. I hope that with every piece the motion of the subject is arrested and held fixed so that in perhaps a hundred years, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again." Not surprisingly I find Thoroughbred Racing an irresistible subject matter perfectly suited to my style of work. I am less preoccupied with the details of which horse or which race, but aim instead to capture all of the elements of racing in one impression. By incorporating figurative subjects, broken lines, abstract highlights and loose flowing brushstrokes along with a heavy application of paint the goal can be achieved. I have also found large and fast yachts attractive, which together against a backdrop of sea and sky create the foundation for what I hope are impressive marine paintings. To capture the movement of a wave or the light on the clouds is a challenge as it happens in a quick moment when all the elements are in harmony and fleeting. These elusive features are difficult to successfully bring together, yet they are the very elements I believe contribute to an attractive and exciting combination of colours and tones, reflective of many moods. My marine paintings also reflect a personal interest of a family background connected with the sea.
I am a self taught artist who started out in water colour and who has tried most mediums, but through the influence of Hugo Grenville, I turned to oil paint, which I now use almost (but not quite) exclusively. I work mostly in the studio using imagination as my guide and have worked hard to perfect my skills as an artist over the last thirty or so years. In addition to my own creativity, I founded ARTactiv a group that offered art workshops bringing the joy of creativity to disabled children and young people across the English county of Suffolk. I was born in Devon, England, and grew up in Hong Kong lived in New Zealand, and London. I have now made my home in Suffolk where I live with my wife, Amanda. I am a father of three and now a grandfather of 4 (soon to be five grandchildren).
My paintings have been seen, exhibited and collected in Galleries, Art Fairs, Marine and Equestrian Shows in the UK and the USA as well as being featured in Equestrian publications throughout England.
My work is represented by Waterside Fine Art, 7 Waterside, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BA, U.K. Web: www.watersidefineart.com
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Cool creation here. I love horses and this is really epic.
(Andy's dad, 23 February 2016)
Hello this is impressive work. Good job on it.
(Hans, 27 December 2015)
You have some wonderful talent. I am pleased with what I have seen.
(Ricki, 16 December 2015)
This is so nice. I like what you have created.
(Emilee, 16 December 2015)
Fantastic work. Makes me very happy.
(Lucio, 9 December 2015)
What a cute cat. I love it and think that you did a great job.
(Kit, 8 December 2015)
Great work. I think that you have done an exceptional job.
(SANDY, 6 December 2015)
This is grand work. I love your style!
(Gigi, 25 November 2015)