TOM WALKER

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Tom Walker, now 70, left school at 16, started taking art seriously at Brighton Art School evening classes; from 1969-75 lived by his work in Northern Italy. He studied Graphics and Illustration at Brighton Poly 1976-79.

He has been living, working and exhibiting in Lewes and Cooksbridge for 42 years, creating pictures in oils, acrylics and, for the last 30 years, exclusively in pastels. He has pursued themes as far apart as French organ music and snooker in 2 huge projects, shown in St.Paul’s Cathedral in 1990 and Sheffield Wintergarden in 2009 respectively, and he has exhibited in many other parts of the UK, across Europe and in the USA. He has also designed two tapestries: for The Battle of Lewes on show in Lewes Barbican Museum; and the William Marshal tapestry, also stitched in Lewes, now on display in Pembroke Castle.

There have been numerous themes, explorations and obsessions in smaller series in every genre from precise studies to wild abstraction and all stations in between. Nothing is excluded in his onward quest to do better than last time. He taught art at Northease Manor School for 11 years, became self-employed in 1993 and teaches private students in his home studio.

 

Accordingly, this last exhibition at the happily re-born Star Brewery Gallery, will be a chronological extravaganza providing glimpses of images through the years right up to the latest works that are literally called ‘Glimpses’. As well as original works there will be prints and cards, and everything at knock down prices, so please help him to reduce the amount of pictures he’ll be taking to Devon!

 

This will be the last of his many exhibitions in Lewes as he and Anita bid farewell to East Sussex. Farewell and thanks to all who have helped, supported, encouraged and even purchased at 10 shows in the Star/Hop/now Star Brewery Gallery, 4 at Northease Manor School, 2 at the Friends Meeting House, the Pelham House Hotel, 4 at the much-missed Foundry Gallery, 2 at Bonne Bouche Chocolate Shop and our 10 Artwave shows in Cooksbridge.

Interview part 1TOM WALKER
00:00 / 29:42
Interview Part 2TOM WALKER
00:00 / 27:03

Interview by journalist John May

Audio Production by Simon Kunath

Pastel artist Tom Walker leads us on an adventure with pastels through improvisation.

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ARTWORKS

1. Angel 1980  acrylic on canvas - 70x40

Title: Angel | 1980

Size: 60x40cm

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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2. Puck 1984 oil on board 30x30.jpg

Title: Puck | 1984

Size: 30x30cm

Medium: Oil on board

Price: £150

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3. Fossilized Bicycle 1985  acrylic on b

Title: Fossilised Bicycle | 1985

Size: 50x70cm

Medium: Acrylic on board

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4. L'Orgue Mystique 51 - 23rd Sun after

Title: L’Orgue Mystique 51 | 1990 Triptych

Size: 100x125cm

Medium: Pastel on black paper

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5. Submerged Cathedral 1998 pastel 83x58

Title: Submerged Cathedral | 1998

Size: 83x58

Medium: Pastel

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6. Dice-section - 2008 Snooker in the Fr

Title: Dice-section – Snooker in the Frame series | 2005-2009

Size: 65x80cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £500

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Title: Transitions 2 diptych | 2009

Size: 135x270cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £5000

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8. Arctic Piano 2010 pastel 58x58.jpg

Title: Arctic Piano 2010

Size: 45x45cm

Medium: Pastel

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9. Pear Conference 2012 pastel 50x65.jpg

Title: Pear Conference | 2012

Size: 50x65cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £450

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10. Chalk in its own Light 2013  -  past

Title: Chalk in its own Light | 2013

Size: 77x102cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £750

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11. Still Lives Run Deep 2015 pastel 63x

Title: Still Lives run Deep | 2015

Size: 64x74cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £500

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12. There's Still Life in East Sussex 20

Title: There’s Still Life in East Sussex | 2014

Size: 101x71cm

Medium: Pastel

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13. Kimmonite 2015 pastel.jpg

Title: Kimmonite | 2015

Size: 86x62cm

Medium: Pastel

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14. Kimmerichthyosaur 2015 pastel.jpg

Title: Kimmerichthyosaur | 2015

Size:49x100cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £500

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15. Elephant Eggplant 2015 pastel 50x30.

Title: Elephant Eggplant | 2015

Size: 50x35cm

Medium: Pastel

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16. Stormlight 2017 pastel 30x40.jpg

Title: Stormlighthouse | 2017

Size: 40x45cm

Medium: Pastel

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17. Automatic 2019 pastel 60x80.jpg

Title: Automatic | 2019

Size: 60x80cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £500

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18. The Last Supper 2019 pastel 64x144.j

Title: The Last Supper | 2019

Size: 64x144cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £1200

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19. Glimpses 10 - 2020 pastel 80x70 - .j

Title: Glimpses 10 | 2020

Size: 80x70cm

Medium: Pastel

Price: £500

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20. Across a Clouded Room 2020 pastel 90

Title: Across a Clouded Room | 2020

Size: 92x90cm 

Medium: Pastel

Price: £850

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