Dave Thomas

Born in Lincolnshire, much of my childhood was spent in Germany, Holland and around the UK. My career was initially developed in the manufacturing sector which again led me to travelling throughout Europe. Over the last 12 years, I diversified into the automotive sector and have now settled in Bedfordshire. I have always had a creative flair and a strong passion for art and design. This passion broke the surface in recent years and has developed me into a self taught artist who loves to diversify with a variety of mediums. Some of my work is a result of much research and off page studies, the rest just “happens”, however every piece is fuelled by music of all kinds of genre. For me, the music subdues the here and now and lets the creativity and ideas flow through. To date I have used graphite, Tombo markers, polychromos pencils (white on black paper creating negative space), pastel and acrylics. My latest work is oil on canvas based which has yielded some of my favourite pieces. Although I will always strive to explore other mediums and occasionally step back to some earlier techniques, my main path is set for oil on canvas with the goal of becoming a full time artist and I can’t wait to see what comes next.