The five foot high Among the trees, winter sun (https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/among-trees-winter-sun/ ) was memorable for Tom in that working on this scale would not have been possible in his previous studio but had become so at his new location, The Lanherne Studio in St Columb.
This piece developed from a woodland walk on Christmas Day 2013. It was the winter solstice sunshine that was the key factor. The way that light came in at a low angle, enhancing both the central upright form and the bloom of early buds in the tree-tops beyond is what caught his eye. He enjoyed the resulting range of warm hues against the powdery blue sky beyond. It felt good to him to take more space to let these colours sing!