One of Tom’s requests as he neared the end of his life, was that when the time was right I should hold an Open Studio of his remaining works, to be sold in aid of our community here in St Columb Major, all proceeds from this show to go towards Our Town St Columb Major Arts and Heritage, an organisation that Tom founded in 2017 to celebrate creativity within the community and the town’s rich architectural heritage. In the meantime, Covid 19 and lock-down have intervened making it difficult to plan events. However, whilst restrictions must still be observed, I am aiming to go ahead with the Open Studio from November 16-23 this year (2020). There will be a further post about this at a later date and subscribers will receive a reminder nearer the time. Visits to the studio will be by appointment only and social distancing will be observed.
Please note: Since the re-launch of Tom’s website, sales have been continuing steadily and in order to ensure that there are sufficient paintings to warrant the Open Studio, I have taken the decision to withdraw from sale all the original paintings until just before the show, when they can be purchased in person or online, on the understanding that I would retain them on the wall (clearly marked with the usual red spot denoting sold work)until after the 23 November when the exhibition ends.
If you happen to be interested in a particular painting, you can always contact me at any time via email firstname.lastname@example.org . For a deposit, I can ensure that the painting is reserved until after the show, when the balance would be payable and I can send you the painting (or if you are close enough, you can collect.)