Versatility is the spice of work
Tom is an experienced model and performer who is interested in collaborating with individual artists and professionals working in all media – from traditional to new – and also teachers, students and enthusiasts of drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion, costume, photography and video in colleges of art, adult education classes and art groups.
Tom is also interested in working with performance artists and those working in modern idioms. Tom recently featured as one of Ten Embarrassed Men, the well received Project Installation by Annika Strom at the Frieze Art Fair in London. The work was reviewed in The New York Times and The Guardian among others:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/video/2010/oct/14/friezeartfair-david-shrigley (2min 30 sec into the video)
Tom has worked with students in:
London at The London College of Fashion, Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts, the Prince’s Drawing School, Morley College, the Heatherley School of Fine Art, Putney School of Art, Wimbledon School of Art, the London Atelier of Representational Art, the London Art Academy, City Lit, London Life Drawing Society, the Working Men’s College and architectural practices, among others.
Brighton at Brighton University Art College, the Sussex County Arts Club and Brighton City College.
Leeds at Swarthmore College.
Liverpool at the Liverpool Life Drawing Society.
Tel: 07763 223041
Andrew Hitchcock’s pencil drawing of me, which he drew at The London Atelier of Representational Art, was chosen for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ annual show at the Mall Galleries.
Tom is currently working with students and tutor Anastasia Pollard at the Art Academy in London posing for a life painting class. Here’s a few images recording one student’s progress.
The portrait below was painted over a number of weeks at a Saturday painting class at Morley College, near Waterloo, south London, which attracts students of art of all abilities.I have also sat for students of portraiture at the Heatherley College of Fine Art, the London Art Academy, the Prince’s Drawing School, City Lit and the Putney College of Art, among others.These fixed poses are among the most difficult for a model, lasting for anything from a few hours to my longest, 54 hours (obviously, with breaks). And difficult for artists, too, of course; the chief challenge seems to be deciding when their work is finished.
While I was working as a model for fashion illustration students at the London College Of Fashion, Charlotte Brazier asked me to model for her as she made a costume for the character of Mr Hardcastle from Oliver Goldsmith’s classic play, She Stoops to Conquer. I worked with Charlotte for a couple of months while she took initial measurements, on fittings while she made her costume with the advice of her tutor and finally modelling the costume for her assessment and a photo session. I am happy to work with students looking for a mature model at special student rates.
Below are other photos of Tom, Charlotte and her tutor at the London College of Fashion fitting sessions.
Tom is also happy to come up with costume ideas for students and tutors. Below is a recent outfit he wore for a month-long, weekly painting class taught by Nick Ashton at Putney College of Art.
Life, nude, figure model
Tom has worked as a life model for many colleges, art groups and individual artists. Tom will accommodate the poses, long or short, required by tutors to suit students of all abilities. For untutored groups, Tom is also happy to produce a varied series of poses himself.
Tom has worked with many photographers interested in character, life and portrait work – a few examples below.
Working with other models
Tom has often worked with other models, of either gender, clothed or nude, and is happy for humour and satire to be in the mix.
Tom is an experienced performer who has appeared on many stages, in art installations and videos working with artists who like to stretch and break creative boundaries.
Television, video, internet, viral advertising
Tom has worked with award-winning artists such as Jennifer Allen and Malte Schloesser on video productions and appeared in TV programmes for the BBC, Channel 5, ITV, Sky and Virgin, and in corporate videos and internet virals for many charities, commercial companies and interest groups http://www.dothegreenthing.com/content/penguins_video.
Contact Tom at:
Tel: 07763 223041