Creative photography

The artist in me

It’s a long history but here are a few paragraphs about my journey to this time and place.

As a boy I was intrigued by the emerging art and graphic design scene of the 1960’s. I left school in 1963 and started my working life in the Dickensian workshop of an art business where I was to learn about picture framing and art restoration.
It was the start of a career in arts and crafts and by the late 1970’s I had created enough artwork to enter an open exhibition and was rewarded with a one man show.
I had my first full exhibition in 1980 and was approached by a regional gallery who offered me a series of commissions and encouraged me to study photographic print making at my local College of Art. By the mid 1980’s I was working as a retained freelance artist in a relationship which kept me busy for the following five years.
Following the UK recession of the late 1980’s I returned to industry as a business consultant and continued to develop my art in my spare time.
In 2013 I was able to burn my industrial bridges and start a new creative journey. I returned to my photographic roots in 2019.

It has been a very long and happy journey but it’s not over yet…

Tom Tomkinson