Biography

Tom Voyce

British b. 1989

Tom Voyce (b. 1989) is a British painter whose subject matter comprises of a variety of different themes such as airports, railway stations, roads and bridges and other places of transit.

The compositions consistently demonstrate an interest in the formal elements of composition: structure, perspective, shape and light. 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.

 

 

Upcoming / Current Exhibitions

 

2020 –  ‘The Other Art Fair’, Truman Brewery, London (8th – 11th Oct)

2020       ‘Another Line to Follow’, School of Art, Aberystwyth- (2nd March – 31st Sept)

2020 –     ‘The Affordable Art Fair’, Hampstead Heath, London (19th – 22nd Oct)

2020       ‘Otepoti and Beyond’, The Artist Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ- (14th March – )

2020     Group Show’, The Fletchergate Gallery, Nottingham (TBC )

2021      ‘In Transit- New Works’, New Court Gallery, Repton School, Derbyshire- (TBC April 2021)

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2019       Fully Awake 5.6, Freelands Foundation, London (5th Sept – 3rd Nov)

2018       ‘In Transit’ The Fletchergate Art Gallery Nottingham- 2018- Present

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

2018       The Fletchergate Art Gallery Nottingham- 2018- Present

2018       The Artist Room, Dunedin, NZ- Present

2018       Castle Galleries Summer Exhibition, King Street, Manchester

2018       Colorida Galeria de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal

2018       Derbyshire Open Arts 2018, Eggington, Derby

2018       Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham

2018       Gallery No.1 Repton, Derbyshire

2015       Atec East Exhibition, Wisbech, Norfolk

2015       FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London

2014       MA Final Show, Aberystwyth

2014       Gas Gallery Open, Aberystwyth

2013       HK Open Printshop Exhibition, Hong Kong

2013       ‘In Transit’ solo Exhibition, Rhayader, Wales

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       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 

Education

2016- 2017 Qualified Teacher Status, National Forest Teaching School, Birmingham City University

2012- 2014 MA Fine Art, Aberystwyth University School of Art, Wales, UK

2009- 2012 BA Fine Art, Aberystwyth University School of Art, Wales, UK

Awards, Competitions and Media

2019       ‘Fully Awake 5.6’ Exhibition selection, London

2019       ‘In Transit- Paintings of Local and Distant Places’ Book Publication, New Zealand

2019       Artist in Residence, Repton School, Derbyshire

2019       Exhibition Article, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand

2019       Artist in Residence, Corban Estate Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

2018       Artist in Residence/ Visiting Lecturer, Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand

2018       ‘IN-SIGHT’, Castle Art summer exhibition selection, 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

In Transit: In search of a sense of place. 

by Tom Voyce

Scope Article, Otago Polytechnic University (2019). 

An essay discussing the work made, and the issues faced whislt completing an art residency at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin School of Art in 2018. 

Tom Voyce - Paintings of Local and Distant Places

by Tom Voyce

Large hardcover with full-colour dust jacket featuring a years worth of study abroad, from Canada and Fiji to Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Exclusive collection of works. First edition.

Artist Statement

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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About Tom

Tom Voyce (b. 1989) is a Landscape painter currently based in the UK who is interested in portraying the essence of place.

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