About me

Tom is currently represented by:
The Fletchergate Gallery, Nottinigham
Northernmakes Gallery, Manchester 
The Artist Room, Dunedin

 

Upcoming Exhibitons:

31st August – 29th September- ‘In Transit’- solo show- The Fletchergate Gallery, Nottingham.

6th September – 3rd November- ‘Fully Awake 5.6’– group show- Freelands Foundation, London. 

Upcoming Workshops & Talks:

24/25th July 2019- ‘Semi- Abstract Landscapes’, Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa, Troon, Scotland

21st August- ‘A Sense of Place- Abstracting the Landscape’, Hornsea Art Festival, W. Yorkshire

19th/20th/21st/22nd October 2019- ‘A Sense of Place- Abstracting the Landscape’, Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

5th February 2020- ‘Artist Talk’– Leicester Sketch Club, Leicester

5- 10th April 2020 – ‘Abstract Landscape Painting’, Springhill Farm, Northumberland 

Bio:

Tom Voyce (born 1989) is an artist and art teacher currently based in the United Kingdom. Trained in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University in Wales, Tom gained his bachelor’s degree in 2011- specialising in drawing and painting. He completed a Master’s degree shortly afterwards allowing him to refine his practice while working and teaching in highier education. This also included a visit to China in 2014 where he taught life drawing and painting techniques.

In 2017 Tom participated on Sky Arts Landscape artist of the year, where his powerful and distinctive landscapes thrilled the judges. He went on to win the competition and claim the prize of a £10,000 commission from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, where he was required to paint the view from the legendary playwright Noel Coward’s home in Jamaica.

Since then, Tom has gone on to produce a whole series of artworks based on his visit to Jamaica, as well as continuing to further his own practice through still life’s, interiors and various other semi abstract landscapes that are fundamental to his work. In late 2018 Tom embarked on a body of work inspired by his favourite subject matter; places of transit. This, combined with a number of residencies, demonstrations and talks in Canada, New Zealand and Australia, all combined to provide a rich and vivid series of artworks that continue to be developed.

Tom is an artist whose work sits firmly within a vast art historical tradition. Heavily influenced by 20th Century American abstraction, his work treads a tightrope between figuration and abstraction and takes particular inspiration from the work of Richard Diebenkorn, who trod a similar path through his work. It is a tension between a figuration and abstraction in Toms work, often unresolved, that gives his work the very energy, dynamism and vibrancy that make the paintings so successful. His language is one of abstract concerns (shape, dimension, tone, colour, mark etc) balanced with the presence of organic forms, where landscape provides a rationale or pattern which informs his compositions.

To call Tom a landscape painter then, does perhaps not do justice to the wider concerns present within his work. The subject at hand here is not landscape itself, but rather the components of such that make up our perception and experience of a place; light, tone, shadow, colour. What we are offered through these paintings are accounts of fleeting moments within a landscape; the fall of light on a building, or the shadows cast by a motorway flyover. The strength in these pieces lies not in their faithful depiction of a landscape, but in their suggestion of a sense of place, of being present within a particular space at a particular moment.

Tom makes his paintings by working very quickly on a whole series at the same time. Often on a small scale, the works complement each other and work together to allow a vibrancy and relationship to develop. As a result, one painting can often be completed within hours. He paints in oils on gesso primed boards which dry quickly allowing him to build-up layers through colour and mark. His tools include the traditional variations of filbert paint brushes- but also his ‘pebble’- a painting wedge that allows for paint to be moved around and for an underlying structure to be developed throughout the painting. He likes the ‘history’ of the artwork to remain upon viewing which this tool allows for.

His subject matter comprises of a variety of different themes but his compositions consistently demonstrate his interest in the formal elements of composition: structure, perspective, shape and light. Places of transit such as airports, railway stations, roads and bridges also remain a favourite theme.

Tom has exhibited widely including the FBA Futures Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, ‘Graduate’ at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre, and more recently he has had sell out solo shows in the UK and New Zealand  with another planned in August/ September 2019 at The Fletchergate Gallery in Nottingham. Tom is also involved in the planning of a group show in London in September 2019, and plans to show in Sydney, Australia during mid-2020 .

Tom is represented by The Fletchergate Gallery, Nottingham, Northern Makes Gallery in Manchester, and The Artist Room Gallery in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Exhibitions

2020-          Sydney Road Gallery, Sydney, Australia – Dates TBC

2019-          ‘Open Studio’ , Corban Estate Art Centre  Auckland, NZ- Current

2018 –          The Fletcher Gate Art Gallery Nottingham- Current

2018 –          Northern Makes Gallery Manchester- Current

2018            The Artist Room, Dunedin, NZ- Current

2018           Castle Galleries Summer Exhibition, King Street, Manchester

2018           Colorida Galeria de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal

2018           Derbyshire Open Arts 2018Eggington, Derby

2018           Fresh Art FairCheltenham

2018           Gallery No.1 Repton, Derbyshire

2015           Atec East Exhibition, Wisbech, Norfolk

2015           FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London

2014           MA Final Show 2, Aberystwyth

2014           MA Final Show 1 Aberystwyth

2014          Gas Gallery Open, Aberystwyth

2013          HK Open Printshop Exhibition, Hong Kong

2013          ‘In Transit’ solo Exhibition, Rhayader, Wales

2012          PINT Exhibition, The best of, Burton Upon Trent/ Derby

2012          PINT Festival, Burton Upon Trent/ Derby

2012         ‘Graduate’, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

2012          Final Year Degree Show, Aberystwyth, Wales

2011          School of Art Winter Show, Aberystwyth, Wales

2011          Winter Painting Exhibition (Aberystwyth, Wales)

2011         Ticknall Art Exhibition (Ticknall, Derbyshire)

2011         Here & Now, Aberystwyth, & University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

2011         Aberystwyth Art Centre Printmaking Exhibition, Aberystwyth, Wales

2011         Wharepuke Printmaking Exhibition, Wharepuke, New Zealand

2011         Hong Kong Exchange Printmaking Exhibition, Hong Kong

2010        Aberystwyth Printmakers Winter Exhibition, Aberystwyth

2009        BSDC Final Exhibition, Burton Upon Trent, 2009

 

Awards, Competitions and Media

2018        Corban Estate Artist in Residence, Auckland, New Zealand

2018        Castle art summer exhibition, Manchester

2018       Cass Art Article- Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year winner 2017

2017        Sky arts Landscape Artist of the year 2017– Winner

2018        Artist & Illustrator magazine, February & March edition

2018        Noel Coward Archive Trust Magazine, Summer edition

2015        FBA Futures exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2012        ‘Graduate’ Exhibition, Cardiff, 2012

 

Residencies

2018-19   Corban Estate, Auckland, New Zealand, Nov 2018-  Feb 2019

2018        Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand, Sept- Oct 2018

2012        Colrida de Ecologica, Andalucia, Spain (Group residency)

 

Education

2017       National Forest Teaching SchoolBirmingham City University (QTS)

2014       Aberystwyth University School of Art (Wales), MA, 2014

2012       Aberystwyth University School of Art (Wales), BA Hons First Class

2009       BSDC Foundation Art & Design

 

Previous Workshops and Talks

1st/2nd June 2019- ‘Semi- Abstract Landscape Painting‘, The Arts Tree centre, Brisbane, Australia.

14th- 18th January 2019- ‘Place Particulars- Discoveries in Abstract Landscapes‘, Corban Estates Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

10th/11th January 2019- ‘West Auckland Art Society, Painting on location‘, Bethalls Beach, Auckland, New Zealand.

24th/25th November 2018- ‘Place Particulars- Weekend Workshop‘, Corban Estates Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

17th October 2018- ‘Tom Voyce- My Practice workshop‘, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand

28th August 2018- ‘Artist Talk’, Victoria Arts Society, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

13th August 2018- ‘A Sense of Place- Abstracting the Landscape’, Hornsea Art Festival, W. Yorkshire

 

 

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