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Study of Professor John West

Study of Professor John West

Study of David B

Study of David B
Study of Sir Shridath (Sonny) Ramphal

Study of Sir Shridath (Sonny) Ramphal
Kenneth Morgan - detail

Kenneth Morgan - detail
Lady Diana Dollery - detail

Lady Diana Dollery - detail
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Portfolio for Tom Wood - Commissionaportrait

Tom Wood is probably one of Yorkshire's best known artists. Since graduating from Sheffield School of Art in 1978 he has exhibited his work worldwide. Most recently his celebrated portraits of Professor Lord Robert Winston and Alan Bennett, both commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, London were on display at the Australian National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. He has shown his work in solo exhibitions at the Yale Centre for British Art, USA and Schloss Cappenberg, Kreiss Unna, Germany. His recent commissions include portraits for the National Trust, Warwick University and for the Harewood Trust where his large double portrait of Lord and Lady Harewood is on permanent display at Harewood House, Leeds.
Birth date   1955
Education   1974-5 Batley School of Art Foundation year  
1975-1978 Sheffield Polytechnic First Class Honours Degree Fine Art  
1998 Leeds Metropolitan University MA Fine Art
Awards   1981 - Artist in Industry Fellowship/ Elizabeth Greenshields Foundations Award  
1982 - Gulbenkian Foundation Printmakers Award  
1983 - Artist in Industry Fellowship  
1984 - Elizabeth Greenshields Second Award  
1985 - Prizewinner John Player Portrait Award  
1986 - Prizewinner Nineth International Print Biennale  
1987 - Public Arts Commission/HRH Prince of Wales Portrait Commission  
1989 - Honorary Fellowship Sheffield Hallam University  
1991 - Royal Society of Arts Art into Architecture Award  
1993- Skopos Professor of Fine Art Bretton Hall University College of Leeds
Selected Commissions   HRH The Prince of Wales  
Alan Bennett  
Professor Lord Winston  
Arthur Haigh  
Elizabeth Wrisdale  
John Lyles - Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire  
Kenneth Morgan -Principal of the University of Wales  
Lady Diana Dollery  
Professor Peter Brooks  
Professor Sir Michael Thompson - Vice Chancellor of The University of Birmingham  
Professor Sir Colin Dollery - Principal of The Royal Hammersmith Hospital  
Sir Shridath (Sonny) Ramphal - Chancellor of the University of Warwick  
The Earl and Countess of Harewood  
Professor John West - Vice Chancellor of Bradford University
Group Exhibitions   A selection from a long list:  
1990 - The Art Machine, McClennan Gallery,Glasgow and Crown Pictorial, Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, USA  
1992 - Contemporary Prints, Marlborough Graphics, London  
1993 - Chicago International Art Exposition/Art L.A., Los Angeles International Art Fair/The Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery, London/ Family and Friends, Norwich Castle Museum  
1995 - Art 95 London Contemporary Art Fair/ Europ'art, Geneva/ Lineart, Ghent/ Recent Aquisitions, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester  
1997 - Art Miami 97/ Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival, Invited Artist, Ireland  
2000 - Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia  
2001 - Royal Academy Summer Show
Solo Exhibitions   1981 - Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield/ Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax  
1983 - Northern Arts, Newcastle  
1984 - Cartwright Hall, Bradford  
1989 - Agnews, London  
1990 - Wakefield Art Gallery  
1991 - Hart Gallery, Nottingham  
1994 - Hart Gallery, London (1995, 1997, 1999)/ Leeds City Art Gallery  
1997 - Dean Clough Contemporary Art Gallery,Halifax/ Huddersfield Art Gallery/ Schloss Cappenburg, Kreiss Unna  
1999 - Atkinson Gallery,Street, Somerset

Statement      I normally travel to the sitter, it helps me to see people on their own terms where they are most comfortable. I start with some drawings and lots of discussions/chats from which an idea of the form of the painting usually evolves. Wherever possible I listen and incorporate the sitters views, I like to think we're working together towards a common goal. I have one or two sittings to get the painting started and then with a combination of my drawings, notes and photographs I continue in the studio. Periodically I arrange sittings whenever necessary, I usually take the painting to the sitter. Each sitting is usually for the day, but I try to be flexible and work around the sitters commitments.  
Tom is happy to give advice on framing. Any reasonable travel within the UK is included within the commission price. Any travel abroad is negotiated seperately.


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From 6000    $8000
Half LengthFrom 10000 $14000
3/4 LengthFrom 12000 $16800
Full LengthFrom 25000 $35000
Double PortraitFrom 30000 $42000
Group PortraitFrom 30000 $42000
The Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
(in the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire directly with us for more specific quotes.
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