A new exhibition, Convergence, opens at Greyfriars Art Space in Lynn on Friday showing innovative mixed media and ceramics by Tom Thomson and inspiring paintings and collage by John Lawson.
You can join Tom and John at the preview of their show on Friday from 6-8pm, when refreshments will be available; the exhibition then continues from 10am-4pm, to Saturday, June 25 (Tuesdays to Saturdays).
Tom Thompson, gained a BA Fine Art at the College of West Anglia and previously worked in the steel/shipping building industry and later as a social worker.
Within his work, Tom plays with space, shape and texture to create abstract and unusual human and industrial forms. He also creates works that are closer to his heart. An example of this can be seen in one of his pieces in the exhibition, incorporating his daughter’s hair - which he has made into felt.
Tom has previously held three successful solo shows at Greyfriars Art Space and has exhibited at the King’s Lynn Art Centre and in various other exhibitions across the UK. Examples of his work can be found in several private and public collections.
John Lawson tends to work in oils, however, he often uses different materials in unorthodox combinations to create different effects - for example using a water-based medium with oils, mixed-media techniques such as collage or using unconventional means of applying paint such as ink-rollers or scrapers.
Be it abstract or figurative, each painting is a journey with an unknown destination.
John has exhibited in a variety of venues and galleries over the years including The Fermoy Gallery and Shakespeare Barn at the King’s Lynn Art Centre, Norwich Playhouse Theatre and The Art Factory in Norwich. He has also had work selected for various open exhibitions including the Eastern Open.
Example of John’s work can be found in the collections of Universities, Businesses, Members of Parliament and, most importantly, members of the public.