Tom has had paintings accepted at the world famous and prestigious Royal Academy Summer Show. He has exhibited with some of the leading artists of our time, including John Hoyland, considered to be the greatest British abstract painter. His paintings form part of collections in the UK and across the globe. Tom says, "I love the power of colour in painting! Colour can be so evocative, and I believe it is such an important part of the human experience. It has the ability to uplift and inspire the human soul and overcome much of the negative aspects of life. I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture to create new compositions. If I can create the "Wow" factor in my work that resonates with the viewer I feel I've done my job as an artist. Indeed, I very much agree with the world renowned artist Helen Frankenthaler, when she stated about her paintings, 'What concerns me is.....Did I make a Beautiful Picture?' "
Tom Bushnell studied Fine Art at the Central and Ravensbourne College of Art where he gained his BA Honours Degree. He has painted portraits for the rich and famous and has created paintings in many styles: Contemporary Abstract, copies of the Old Masters, Landscapes, Still Life, Sporting and Animal paintings. He has exhibited with leading British artists Sir Peter Blake and John Hoyland. Tom is featured in the online magazine Upscale Living Magazine: http://upscalelivingmag.com/artist-tom-bushnell-experimenting-color-texture/ . Tom has been selected by Worldwide Art Books to be represented by them at major art fairs where they show... including Art Expo New York, Spectrum Miami and Art San Diego. In addition, they have selected Tom to be included in their prestigious publications: 'Current Masters', 'International Contemporary Masters' and 'Important World Artists'. He has been selected by the Selection Committee to participate in the Florence Biennale 2017...a prestigious Contemporary Art event. Florence Biennale "Lifetime Achievement Awards" recipients have included David Hockney, Gilbert & George, and Anish Kapoor.