Tom Rickman

The process of learning a practical discipline such as painting, can seem both daunting and frustrating. In the landscape and the studio I assess each individual student’s ability and use this as a starting point, trying to keep the teaching just beyond the curve of what they can and want to do. As much as teaching them the basics and certain techniques of oil painting, I wish to show them pointers and possible directions of development within their own work.

I am interested in light and how that sits both in the landscape and within myself, its ethereal substance and nature. Each place has its own character to engage with.

I have travelled, worked and exhibited in many inspirational locations including the Isles of Scilly, The Highlands of Scotland, Sicily, Venice, the Arctic Circle of Finland, New York City, Ireland and Sardinia.

What our students say

Loved this morning’s workshop! Model Kerry was brilliant with the poses!

Rachel W

Thank you very much to Tom for such a great session. I really loved his conversational approach – a lovely atmosphere to the session – and have gathered lots of good ideas!

Claire

Really enjoyable, happy morning spent with Tom Rickman! Inspiration for the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

Sara

I loved listening to and watching Tom paint – I learned so much! Many thanks to you and your team for making all this possible – I am newly inspired!

Sally

Courses with Tom Rickman

Light + Landscape

Tom Rickman

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J000003To2O
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ8QQAW, 23-Aug-2021

Have you ever noticed that being in some landscapes can feel as though you are in a painting by Turner or Rothko? How did it come about that a landscape reminds you of a painting and not the other way around? Discover how to evoke the engulfing experience of being in the landscape.

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23 - 25 Aug - 3 days - £355 Full Request
25 - 27 Oct - 3 days - £355 Book

Light + Landscape

Tom Rickman

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J000003To2O
Active Instance: a024J00000AbfXUQAZ, 25-Oct-2021

Have you ever noticed that being in some landscapes can feel as though you are in a painting by Turner or Rothko? How did it come about that a landscape reminds you of a painting and not the other way around? Discover how to evoke the engulfing experience of being in the landscape.

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23 - 25 Aug - 3 days - £355 Full Request
25 - 27 Oct - 3 days - £355 Book

Painting Twilight in Oils (recording)

Tom Rickman

Online recording - Mixed Media - Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000Fyj3B
Active Instance: a024J000009kgviQAA, 31-Jan-2022

Learn how to capture twilight in oils, where fading light and the rich colour of the sea and the sky can naturally lead you into abstraction.

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Available until 31 Jan 2022 - 2.5 hours - £25 Book

Saturday Life - Inspired by Gustav Klimt (recording)

Tom Rickman

Online - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000DDJoO
Active Instance: a024J00000AHp7lQAD, 24-Dec-2021

Watch this two hour online figure class inspired by the rich and vibrant work of Gustav Klimt on demand now. Originally broadcast from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model. Join in at home with guided exercises.

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Available until 24 Dec - 2 hours - £12 Book