People, Places, Dogs and Birds

Lines and Spaces

Stories Without Words

18 November 2019 - 4 January 2020

"I go out with materials in my rucksack, and draw and paint in all weathers. In recent years I've worked outdoors in falling snow, hail,  and freezing rain; high winds and blazing sunshine. I love depicting people, birds and dogs as they move across my view, working on background and foreground at the same time. 

I've always loved the challenge of drawing a fast-moving scene on the spot, and won one of the top prizes at this year's Pintar Rapido “plein air” painting event in London.

My printmaking includes woodcuts, drypoints and monoprints. I enjoy experimenting in a low-tech way, and my recent work has included teaching myself to print with dry materials and water-based materials instead of the usual ink. I try to take advantage of not having a press, and it's surprising what you can do without one! I like to treat each print in a series as an individual painting, rather than making them identical. 

I had 2 pictures selected for Draw19, a drawing exhibition in Southwark this October, and in recent years have had work chosen for various shows, including the Bath, South West Academy, Mottisfont, and St Barbe, open exhibitions, and had solo shows at The Russell Cotes Museum and Upton Country Park. 

Please feel free to get in touchI am happy to share ideas about techniques, etc. You are very welcome to follow my work on Facebook and Instagram." 

- Tom Marshall, November 2019

Tom Marshall Exhibition Forest Arts Centre New Milton November to January

Next Exhibition


8 January -  8 February 2020

Across six months, six teenagers crafted photographs and words to depict a small part of their world and show details and happenings of everyday life.

This project was coordinated by Dr Annabel Foot with the support of The Arnewood School and the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton.  The Clinical Research Network Wessex kindly donated funding for this work which was carried out as part of the NIHR funded project Engaging Adolescents in Changing Behaviour (EACH-B).