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Tomas Clayton is a portrait painter specializing in Oils on Masonite.
Tomas Clayton was born in Birmingham in 1957. He studied Fine Art at Hereford Art College before going on to study Graphic Design at Ruskin Hall College of Art in Bournville, Birmingham. After leaving College, Tomas worked as a Graphic Designer for Independent Television and the B.B.C. before pursuing a successful career as a freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
He lives in Bridgnorth, a lovely market town in the heart of Shropshire with his wife Helen and their daughter Leah. His intent is to follow his natural instincts in Fine Art and Portraiture.
Tomas explains his work by saying, “My main influences were, and continue to be, those painters and illustrators who first captured my imagination in the early 1970s; Wilson McLean, Paul Davis, Brad Holland, Milton Glazer, Jean Giraud, Ben Shahn, Andrew Wyeth to name but a few.”