Thomas Perceval is an Artist based on the border of Mid Wales and Herefordshire, where he was born and grew up. He stems from a background of vibrant creativity, descending from the renowned Boyd Australian artist family. Surrounded by creativity from a very young age, he spent much of his childhood drawing and painting.
He studied a Foundation in Art & Design at Hereford College of Arts, followed by a BA in Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts in London.
Returning to the countryside, he became re-engaged with the beauty and awe of the natural world. He now captures the spirit and character of Trees (most often in his local counties, Powys and Herefordshire) by combining drawing techniques with laser burning technology. The works are meticulously created, expressing the complexity and serenity, found in the shape and form of Trees. Through subject matter, material and technique (wood, fire), Thomas’s work invites us to consider the elemental, temporal and eternal. All colouring in the completed artworks is achieved as a result of the burning process; no inks, paints or dyes are used.
Each work is a Limited Edition. However, as the wood grain pattern is individual (and an intrinsic part of the artwork) and the burning process is subtly distinct, each edition is always unique. The artworks are signed & numbered on the back, in black pen.
Thomas’s work has been exhibited in various exhibitions including at The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and La Galleria Pall Mall, London.