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

Painting Twilight in Oils (recording)

Tom Rickman

Online Art Courses - All - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000Fyj3B
Active Instance: a024J000009kgviQAA, 31-Jul-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 Jul - 2.5 hours - £25 Book

Painting Twilight in Oils - Winter Solstice (Recording)

Tom Rickman

Online Art Courses - All - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000IRVlh
Active Instance: a024J00000Bwd2fQAB, 31-Jul-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 Jul - 2.5 hr - £25 Book

Saturday Life Live - Shape + Shadow (recording)

Tom Rickman

Online Art Courses - All - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000IPr2x
Active Instance: a024J00000BfXA4QAN, 31-May-2022

Join artist Tom Rickman for a wintry session of shape and shadow as we recreate poses from classic cinema. Recorded from our studio in St Ives with a model, you are invited to join in on demand from home with guided exercises. 

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Available until 31 May - 2 hours - £12 Book

Saturday Life Live - The Folded Line (Recording)

Tom Rickman

Online Art Courses - All - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000K3MRw
Active Instance: a024J00000CGrE1QAL, 31-May-2022

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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Available until 31 May - 2 hour - £12 Book

Still Life: Surface + Space (CW)

Tom Rickman

Weekend Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

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Course ID: a004J00000G1iOe
Active Instance: a024J00000CEIPOQA5, 25-Nov-2022

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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25 - 27 Nov - 3 days - £345 Book

The Minimalist Landscape

Tom Rickman

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000ITbZo
Active Instance: a024J00000CEFhHQAX, 12-Sep-2022

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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12 - 14 Sep - 3 days - £345 Book