ABOUT THOMAS

Date of birth:

24 October 1975

(b.18.12.1985)

 

Born in Norwich, Norfolk, I am currently a fourth year student of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, in the studio of Vladimir S. Pesikov, specialising in portraiture. After finishing a Masters in the History of Art at the Courtauld in 2010, I moved to France to commence my artistic training. Initially self-taught, with an interest in landscape painting, I later sought guidance from exemplary artists. There followed a brief stay in Florence where I was introduced to Russian painting and drawing and decided to pursue a degree at the Repin Academy, St. Petersburg, where I was awarded a scholarship. A keen traveller with particular interest in the Balkans, central and eastern Europe. I work predominantly in oils and am currently building a portfolio in preparation for future solo and group exhibitions.  

 

Works held in private collections in the U.K., Spain, France and Russia.

EDUCATION

  • 2015 to presentSaint Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Repin Academy of Fine Arts), Russia.  2016 awarded scholarship for 6 year full-time degree in oil painting to graduate in 2022. 2013 – 2015

    The Florence Classical Arts Academy, Italy

    Studied drawing under tutelage of Sergey Chubirko

     

    2011 – 2013

    Studied under the tutelage of Jacques Gatti (artist b.1927 – 2015), Le Plan-de-la-Tour, France.  

     

    2011 – 2012

    Studied under the tutelage of André Disdier (artist b.1936) Lyon, France.

     

    2009-2010

    Courtauld Institute of Art, London.  

    Masters in History of Art.

    Thesis ‘Episcopal sanctity at thirteenth-century Anagni: A study of four episcopal vestments’.

     

    2005-2008

    University of York.

    Bachelor of Arts in History of Art with First Class Honours.

     

    Group Exhibitions

    France, U.K. and Russia.

EXHIBITIONS

Works held in private collections in the U.K., Spain, France and Russia.

Work selected for archive of outstanding student works, St. Petersburg, Academy of Fine Arts.