Hi! I’m Mike Thomas

An Artist and Tutor living & working in London and the South East of the UK. I create artwork, print products, illustrations and everything in-between.

With over 10 years experience, as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator I had opportunity to work with internationally established brands as well as local business. I now also work for The Kent Adult  Learning Centre as a Session Tutor and Lecturer mentoring students of all abilities to develop and pursue the passion for art we all share.

I‘m always keen to hear about new collaborations and interesting projects so feel free to shoot me a message!

p.s. I really like the colour Blue

Artist Statement

“I have always been fascinated with the way light creates forms and shapes that we see in landscapes all around us and captivated by the subtle details and narratives they can tell.

In my paintings I seek to capture those stories found in the details and shifting light though unique colour palettes and bold brush strokes.

My goal is not to reiterate what I see onto the canvas; I strive to capture the energy, essence and fleeting impression of the scene. Capturing a moment in time, be that the breath within a wide rural landscape or the detailed life filled neuances of our homes and cities.”

Exhibitions & Awards

The Amelia Scott Spring Exhibition – May 2023

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Royal Tunbridge Wells Art Society
Summer – Aug 2022 / Winter – Dec 2022

Sussex House, The Pantiles, Kent

South East Open Art Studio – June 2022

‘The Shack’, Tonbridge, Kent

Now in it’s 25th year, South East Open Studios is one of the most established annual arts events in the UK; a 17-day event showcasing creative talent, and strengthening visual arts across the whole region.

Reflections, Open Exhibition – Sept 2021

ArtSpring Gallery, Tonbridge, Kent

Goudhurst Open Art Fair – 17 July 2021

Goudhurst Club, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

‘Postcards from the Trafalgar Way’ Artistic Commendation –  May 2021

Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

Art Escape Exhibition – Oct 2020

ArtSpring Gallery, Tonbridge, Kent

Inspired by art made during lockdown, showcasing a large variety of selected work by 30 Kent-based artists like myself. In association with @youngmindsuk, a charity which offers Coronavirus advice and mental health support to children and young adults. 

Montpelier Summer Exhibition – July 2014

Montpelier Street Gallery, Knightsbridge, London

Broken Picture Telephone – May 2012

James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, Farnham, Surrey

Mail Me Art- Apr 2009

Red Gate Gallery, Brixton, London

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