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  • Tom Henderson Smith

    Tom Henderson Smith

    Portheras breathing space

    Acrylic on canvas

    GBP: 500

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  • Acrylic on canvas online gallery

    Afternoon at the beach

    Acrylic on canvas

    Extra large

    GBP: 800

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  • artists image from St Columb

    Carallack to Bollowal

    Acrylic on canvas

    60cm x 60cm

    GBP: 450

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  • contemporary canvas art

    Evening light, Mounts Bay

    Acrylic on canvas

    40cm x 50cm

    GBP: 500

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  • Acrylic on canvas modern painting

    Under pines above the bay

    Acrylic on canvas

    30cm x 40cm

    GBP: 450

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  • Acrylic on canvas on canvas

    Dusk, Bridge Hill, St Columb

    Acrylic on canvas

    Large

    GBP: 800

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  • Acrylic on canvas framed art

    Beach reflections

    Acrylic on canvas

    Large

    GBP: 800

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  • Acrylic on canvas for sale

    Dark farm

    Acrylic on canvas

    40cm x 40cm

    GBP: 260

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  • Art Statement

    In his lived-in landscapes Tom shares his fascination with all those aspects of landscape, especially Cornwall's landscape, that suggest human presence. From field patterns to ancient sites, from clusters of buildings to well worn paths, the inspiration for this collection of paintings and drawings is wide ranging. Another lived-in aspect of these paintings and drawings is that in them the artist has lingered over colour mixtures, paint layering, brush and finger marks. His hope is that this involvement with his materials has coaxed a feeling of life into these pieces, bringing a lived-in quality to them which, in it's vividness, is a feature of the hand-made image. See the full range of his work at http://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk .

     



  • Painting Drawing

    Going home


  • Painting Drawing

    Mackeral sky over Porthleden


  • Painting Drawing

    Here comes Poseidon


  • Painting Drawing

    Old Glory New Orleans Jazz


  • Painting Drawing

    Here they come!


  • Painting Drawing

    Mazey Day


  • Painting Drawing

    Lafrowda dancers


  • Fire-light dancers

    Fire-light dancers


  • Working methods

    My working practice is firstly to constantly collect my own digital images as I roam the Cornish landscape. Cornwall has a rich and varied history of farming and of mining for tin and copper ores and is bathed in an over-arching quality of maritime light that resonates with my sense of design and enjoyment of colour. Secondly then comes a process of distilling these qualities to reach what I see as the jumping-off point for a painting or drawing. The various design and paint applications on my PC have become useful tools in this process. Thirdly come the decisions about scale and format for the drawn or painted image. Next comes the process of translation, of plotting out and blocking in the composition. Adjustment and re-adjustment play an important role and, with a painting, I find that using what I call my thinking palette alongside the actual mixing surface enables me to progress steadily to a point where I begin to feel that the painting is taking on a life of its own. With my charcoal drawings the process is similar but more demanding as the means at my disposal are apparently more limited and a strong statement needs to be made with tonal gradation and texture. Once individual pieces reach a resolution then presentation of imagery in sequences becomes very important to me. Recent projects like my Turning Year Collection and Ten Years of Lafrowda Paintings are examples of the way I want to communicate in my art. Managing my own website is immensely important for me in that through it I can project such visual ideas so much further.

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