The Water Colour Society of Ireland
After attending Coventry College of Art, Dublin born artist Tomás King established a successful graphic design career in England.
In 1979 he began painting in watercolour, exhibiting with The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and The Royal Society of British Artists, both at the Mall Galleries, London. For many years he exhibited exclusively with the Savage Fine Art Gallery in England and in 1990 made the decision to paint full time and introduced oil to his palette.
Tomás has had many solo exhibitions in Ireland, England and France and taken part in numerous mixed exhibitions. He has been commissioned to produce a painting for one of the Royal Households and was sponsored on a touring exhibition of Great Britain by Saab UK.
From 2000 to 2010 he lived in the south west of France where he established his own atelier and was elected a member of Arts et Lettre de France from whom he won several awards for his work and a Bronze Medal. He is also a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, the Ulster Watercolour Society and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club.
In 2014 he was elected a member of the United Society of Artists in England. His work has been featured in national art magazines and in 2004 an illustrated book of his travels in France was published. Tomás has been a regular exhibitor at the Wexford Opera Festival since 2001 and has won both the peoples choice award and a silver award at the Wexford Plein Air Festival.
A love of colour and a fluid tactile use of paint are the hallmark of Tom’s style which moves between landscape, still life and figure work in an impressionistic manner. His paintings are held in several corporate collections.