A love of sharing and collaboration has not only seen Tom reach out to his esteemed photographic peers, but also to local artists. He teamed up with fine art painter Alice Linford (http://www.theartofalice.com) to create eight pieces for the 2016 Emergence Creative Festival. While some painters work a canvas so it looks like a photo, Tom and Alice do the opposite, fusing fine art into photography. Tom and Alice transform photographs, using oil on canvas, into surreal and abstract works. Also during Emergence Creative, Tom was invited to take over the event’s Instagram account.
The spontaneity and experimental nature of art as well as exploring abstract and different subject matters excites Tom and he is hoping for more collaboration with local artists in the future.