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.

Having accumulated over a decade of experience as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with globally recognised brands and local enterprises alike. Currently, I hold a position at The Kent Adult Learning Centre, where I serve as a Session Tutor and Lecturer, guiding students of various skill levels in cultivating and pursuing our shared passion for art.

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 by exploration, education and creative play. My process involves painting outdoors as frequently as I can as this is where I find the most inspiration. 

In my paintings I seek to use the canvas as a playground for vibrant hues, bold textures, and dynamic compositions. Creating a visual language through which I convey a sense of place, emotion and stories to be discovered.

My goal is not to reiterate what I see onto the canvas; I strive to capture the energy and essence that defines a scene. Creating a tapestry of the world around us, offering a contemporary perspective that echoes the vibrancy of our modern experiences.”

Read more about Mike’s process.

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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Never Stop Growing

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Let’s make something special!