“Tom Hammick creates exquisitely crafted, visionary woodcuts. He is a master of colour”
Tom Hammick studied Art History at The University of Manchester and later Fine Art Painting at Camberwell College of Art and NSCAD, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada. He has an MA in Printmaking, also from Camberwell, and taught Fine Art Painting and Printmaking for many years until recently at The University of Brighton.
For Tom, prints and paintings have equal importance. Each process feeds the other. His work is informed by a passion for poetry and music, film, wonderment for the environment and the deepest concerns around climate change. Although Tom’s images have sometimes been defined as stemming from a particularly European tradition, he is also influenced by looking at traditional art outside Western culture: Japanese print and film, Chinese scroll painting and Indian miniatures, amongst other things.
His work is held in various public and private collections worldwide, including The British Museum, London; Yale Centre for British Art, Deutsche Bank; De Beers; ING Barings; Arthur Anderson; British Arts Council and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Tom was the winner of the V&A Prize at the International Print Biennale, Newcastle, in 2016 and the print Violetta and Alfredo’s Escape, 2016, was acquired by the V&A.