Tom Bushnell

I love the power of colour in painting!

Colour can be so evocative, and I believe it's such an important part of the human experience. It has the ability to uplift and inspire the human soul and overcome much of the negative aspects of life.

I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture to create new compositions. If I can create the "Wow" factor in my work that resonates with the viewer, I feel I've done my job as an artist.

Indeed, I very much agree with the world renowned artist Helen Frankenthaler, when she stated about her paintings...

"What concerns me is...
Did I make a Beautiful Picture?"

Tom Bushnell studied painting at The Central & Ravensbourne Colleges of Art and Design and gained a BA Honours degree in Fine Art & Design. He has exhibited with some of the leading painters of our time, including John Hoyland. His paintings have also been accepted at the famous Royal Academy Summer Show and form part of collections in the UK and across the globe.

From age 8 he won the Art Prize every year at school. At age 15 he (whilst still at school) was commissioned to paint portraits of his Headmaster, the Local Mayor, and the Chief Education Officer of the Region.

Whilst only 16 he was interviewed for entry as a student at two world renowned Fine Art Schools, The Royal College of Art, and The Slade School of Fine Art. He was too young to go.

At age 20 he had a large abstract painting accepted and hung at the very prestigious "Young Contemporaries Show" in London. He was the only student accepted from his college into the show and was still only in his first year of the 3 year Art school Degree course. He has been commissioned to paint the portraits of the rich and famous, as well as copies of the Old Masters, animal portraits and sporting pieces, still life compositions and landscape scenes. Slides of samples of his work are stored in The National Portrait Gallery archives. Many galleries and two of the Top UK Fine Art Publishers have promoted and sold his work.

During his artistic career, he has owned a Gallery and been an Artists Agent. He was the Founder and Art Director of The Great Art Fair event that took place at Alexandra Palace.


Portfolio:

The Tom Bushnell Portfolio

I love the power of colour in painting!

Colour can be so evocative, and I believe it's such an important part of the human experience. It has the ability to uplift and inspire the human soul and overcome much of the negative aspects of life.

I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture to create new compositions. If I can create the "Wow" factor in my work that resonates with the viewer, I feel I've done my job as an artist.

Indeed, I very much agree with the world renowned artist Helen Frankenthaler, when she stated about her paintings...

"What concerns me is...
Did I make a Beautiful Picture?"

Wonderful Vincent “Wonderful Vincent”

30" x 24" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Homage to John Hoyland “Homage to John Hoyland”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

With You Forever “With You Forever”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Amazing Vincent “Amazing Vincent”

30" x 24" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Travelling Through Time and Space “Travelling Through Time and Space”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Ocean Deep “Ocean Deep”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Jubilation “Jubilation”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

I Will Always Love You “I Will Always Love You”

30" x 40" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Inspirational Vincent “Inspirational Vincent”

30" x 20" Acrylic on boxed canvas

In the Zone “In the Zone”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Special Gifts “Special Gifts”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Flying Beyond the Stars “Flying Beyond the Stars”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Have a Great Day!!! “Have a Great Day!!!”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Unique Vincent “Unique Vincent”

30" x 20" Mixed Media on boxed canvas

It's Christmas Time “It's Christmas Time”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

When I Fall in Love “When I Fall in Love”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

The Fruits of Love “The Fruits of Love”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Ocean and Sky No.1 “Ocean and Sky No.1”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Ocean and Sky No.2 “Ocean and Sky No.2”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Passionate Vincent “Passionate Vincent”

24" x 24" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Singing in the Rain “Singing in the Rain”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

The Jewels in the Crown “The Jewels in the Crown”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Creative Creatures “Creative Creatures”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Eye of the Needle “Eye of the Needle”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Happy Christmas “Happy Christmas”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Ha Ha Said the Clown “Ha Ha Said the Clown”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Floating “Floating”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

LoL “LoL”

30" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas

Angel “Angel”

40" x 30" Acrylic on boxed canvas