Tom Henderson Smith

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Well worn steps, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 30 Cms © Tom Henderson Smith
Dusky circle of stones, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 16" © Tom Henderson Smith
In Mounts Bay, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 16" X 12" © Tom Henderson Smith
Quick Facts
Halifax, Yorkshire
Birth year
Lives in
Works in
St Columb Major, Cornwall
Newcastle-upon-Tyne University Fine Art, 1971, BA Hons Fine Art
University of Bristol UK, 1976, PGCE
Representing galleries
Toe in the Water Gallery
seascape prints realism, people, festive, cornwall, arts-education, figurative, landscape, traditional, exhibition/performance

My approach to painting is based on a sense of design that was confirmed for me by two formative years spent in Italy after graduating from Art College in the 1970s. At the same time a sensuous enjoyment of colour and surface is important to me. Cornwall has brought together these personal tastes of through its landscape, culture and over-arching quality of maritime light.

  • Born in Yorkshire my early education was in Huddersfield. I gained an honours degree in Fine Art at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University and on graduating in 1971 was awarded a Bunzl travel scholarship to study in Italy. I returned to the U.K. in 1973 and lived for seven years in Bath, training as a teacher at Bristol University.
  • I taught Art in Bath, London and Cornwall from 1976 to 1999 and was head of Art at Mounts Bay School, Penzance from 1982 to 1999.
  • I was elected to membership of the National Acrylic Painters Association in January 2007.
  • I've been a practicing Buddhist since 1983 ( see ).
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