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

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

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

Rachel W

Tom was great and offered good tips. The whole feel was nice. The other staff were always smiling, helpful and friendly. The view was lovely too. All materials were provided, and it wasn’t a problem that I was a novice to oils.

Katy H

Tom was informative, adaptable, supportive, and engaging. He was very patient and pleasant. A great experience.

Bruce B

The course exceeded my expectations. Tom was an excellent tutor; he was very well informed and shared his artistic experiences and knowledge in an accessible way. He was encouraging in a very subtle way and supported each individual according to our strengths. A thoroughly enjoyable three days in a fantastic, well-resourced studio in beautiful St. Ives.

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

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Figure - Degas

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000K5WSN
Active Instance: a024J00000Ci443QAB, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Tom Rickman for a Degas-inspired recording. Recorded live from our studio in St Ives with a model, you are invited to join in at home with guided exercises. 

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£27 Book

Figure - Inspired by Gustav Klimt

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000DDJoO
Active Instance: a024J00000CjKtcQAF, 31-Jan-2025

Watch this two hour online figure class inspired by the rich and vibrant work of Gustav Klimt on demand now.

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£27 Book

Figure - Shape + Shadow

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000IPr2x
Active Instance: a024J00000CjKveQAF, 31-Jan-2025

Use bold outlines, shape and shadow to create dramatic effect  inspired by poses from classic cinema. 

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£27 Book

Figure - The Folded Line

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000K3MRw
Active Instance: a024J00000CkZvvQAF, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Tom Rickman for this exploration of folded material on the human form. Working from a model learn how drapery not only covers or reveals but animates and extends the body in this online webinar.  

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£27 Book

Light + Landscape

Tom Rickman

Weekend Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J000003To1b
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNWqQAN, 28-Jun-2024

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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28 - 30 Jun - 3 days - £395 Book

Painting Twilight in Oils

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000Fyj3B
Active Instance: a024J000009kgviQAA, 31-Jan-2025

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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£27 Book

Painting Twilight in Oils - Winter Solstice

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000IRVlh
Active Instance: a024J00000Bwd2fQAB, 31-Jan-2025

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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£27 Book

Still Life: Surface + Space (CW)

Tom Rickman

Weekend Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

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Course ID: a004J00000G1iOe
Active Instance: a02Nz0000007v9dIAA, 29-Nov-2024

Train your eye to work with negative space and learn to develop your observation, composition and painting skills so you can approach still life painting with new found confidence.  

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29 Nov - 1 Dec - 3 days - £395 Book

The Minimalist Landscape

Tom Rickman

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000ITbZo
Active Instance: a024J00000Cb62mQAB, 15-Apr-2024

How can you resist the urge to over complicate a painting? Learn the art of simplicity in your landscapes so everything matters more and learn to make meaning out of less.

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15 - 17 Apr - 3 days - £395 Book