Artwork of the Week – Tom Palin


Liverpool artwork of the week No. 3. ‘The Blind’ by Tom Palin at View Two Gallery until February 9 2008.

A very good collection of works by Tom Palin opened at View Two last week.
‘Room With A View 2’
The place was crowded with admirers of the young colourist’s paintings.
When I first saw one or two of Palin’s works I thought the colors were a bit dull but now I see the contrast of the occasional bright touches I really like the effect. I also like the texture created by the layering and scraping back technique that Tom employs.

Born in Birkenhead in 1974, Tom Palin studied Fine Art at LJMU and recently completed an MA in Art History at the University of Manchester. He has exhibited widely, including a solo show at The Yorkshire Scuplture Park entitled Pride of Place: A Painter’s Perspective and undertaken residencies in Dublin, Munich and Prague.

He has won awards including The Hunting Arts Prizes’ Young Artist of the Year Award and Gilchrist-Fisher Memorial Award for Landscape Painters. He lives and works in Merseyside.

For this exhibtion, Tom presents an intimate body of paintings which have evolved since his previous exhibition, A Room with a View, at The Atkinson Gallery, Southport.


  1. yes – its a good exhibition. i went on the open night + complimented Tom personally on his work. i like the muted colours + modest size of many of his wroks . theres quality + depth in his work. u dont have to produce BIG paintings to be impressive. one of Tom’s paintings measure barely 6″x4″ features an aquaduct )as part of a series hung at the view two show) yet echoes Matisses own diminutive canvas in the Walker Gallery.

    good stuff all round.

    simom m.


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