Tom Lewis

Tom originates from Birmingham and sees himself as a master of Pencil Wizardry and Mouse Mastery…whatever that means ?…well actually, it means his work as an illustrator with a very unique narrative, heralds him an artist by his own description art with “Beautiful nonsensical meaning”

After bypassing his A levels, he went on to attend Middlesex university to study Fine Art and obtained his much desired and deserved degree. His work is best described as an attempt to bring “Order to that which cannot be ordered” or to create “ Meaning where there is none” and to provide “Narrative to an otherwise storyless situation”

Random doodling and a fascination for weird people, ignite Tom’s imagination and often , he finds himself laughing out loud ….such are those random moments , that these characters find themselves at the forefront of his paintings. Many of the subject matters came from his time spent as a part time work experience in an Arts and Crafts shop, which helped fund his painting habit. The backgrounds behind each character helps form part of each epic story that lives in Toms head, which constantly evolve.

Tom is presently working as an artist and illustrator in the east end of London. Tom works with a variety of techniques and processes to achieve the end result, be it a Giclee print, canvas or digital file. Usually starting with a pencil, he uses marker pens, biros, acrylic paint, aerosol cans, airbrushes, varnish, cardboard, digital camera, computer and fingers. Though not necessarily in that order.

This is the world created by Tom Lewis. Blending elements of ancient mythology, traditional oriental design and contemporary street art, his style is unique and instantly recognisable. Each piece adds to the epic patchwork narrative that exists inside Tom’s head, tip toeing the line between logical meaning and beautiful nonsensical chaos.

Tom’s paintings and prints have been exhibited worldwide including Hong Kong and New York. Following an exciting, if surreal appearance on The Young Apprentice in 2010, his exceptional works earned appreciation from a rapidly expanding fan base.