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Rooftops in the valley

Bright rooftops in the valley, Bosavern (
( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/bright-rooftops-valley-bosavern/ ),
was completed on the day that contracts were exchanged just before the house move that Tom and his partner, Gabrielle  made from St Just to St Columb in Cornwall in July 2013. The painting process was for Tom a way of exploring and expressing how he felt about the complexities involved, the interlocking lives that had to fit satisfactorily together, a complexity that had to resolve in reality on the purchase completion date which was only a week later.

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Summer cliff-top tree

The hot summer sunshine and humidity of mid July here in Cornwall made it all the more attractive to catch a sea breeze and Tom found himself aiming to express something of that in this 2014 canvas: Summer cliff-top tree, Mawgan Porth ( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/summer-cliff-top-tree-mawgan-porth/ ). There’s perhaps an element of Mediterranean fantasy about the way he let himself push the colour here. The Cote d’Azure Fauvist canvases of people like Derain, Matisse and Dufy were, after all, some of Tom’s favourites.