‘2013 Artist’s Success – from Cromer to Cornwall!’
Samuel is back in his hometown of Cromer for an exhibition in October after a year of promoting his art work all over the UK.
2013 has been a very successful & colourful year for Cromer based artist Samuel Thomas who has been all over the UK promoting his artwork but is back in Cromer for his exhibition which opens on the 25thof October. The exhibition runs for 7 days and is a joint venture with David Morris the Cromer based photographer and the event coincides with the 10 day Cromer & Sheringham Arts Festival.
Success has really grown over this last year for Samuel Thomas and so have the locations and platforms that his art work is now reaching all over the UK. It was back in January when Samuel started art work on the four of the 3D gorillas for the Norwich campaign Go Go Gorillas that later lead to him being commissioned to paint three giraffes down in Colchester Essex for their campaign ‘Stand Tall’. In total Samuel was commissioned to paint 7 sculptures for ‘Wild in Art’ resulting in a grand total of £29300 being raised for charity in 2 weeks when the sculptures came to auction. Also back in February Samuel exhibited at the Birmingham International Spring fair that has now seen his greeting card range being stocked in independent retailers and galleries all over the UK.
‘’It’s nice to be back in my home-town of Cromer for this exhibition which will have originals and prints produced over the last 5 years’’ says Samuel. ‘’Cromer remains the inspiration for my art work as I often have moments of clarity if I am out on a run along the prom or if I need some fresh air after days locked away in my studio painting, sometimes the best ideas come to me when I glance out of the studio window where I have views out to sea and over the church’’. In the last 26 years Samuel has seen Cromer transform and re-generate itself and he has definitely captured a new and exciting era of Cromer. Although his paintings are modern and contemporary there is also an element of the popular ‘come to the seaside rail posters of the 1920’s when Cromer became popular as a seaside location for tourists. Samuel started painting back in 2008 and wanted to show Cromer and Norfolk in a new style rather than the more traditional and matter-of-fact style it is often painted in. ‘’I grew up here and still live here so I have a strong connection with the place which you can see through many of my colourful pop-art style paintings ‘’. The fact Samuel is a relatively young artist of 26 comes across in his unique depictions of the world and success has grown for him of which you can read about on his online blog: www.samuelthomasart.co.uk. In 2013 his artwork has been on exhibited all over the UK from art galleries in Padstow in Cornwall, Southwold in Suffolk to Norfolk from Norwich, Sheringham and Cromer – The Garden House Gallery. The executive suite of Norwich Airport also has work on show and a new range of originals will be arriving there soon.
2013 has seen Samuel painting gorillas, giraffes, panoramic beach scenes on surfboards to even transforming his van with the help of his trusty paint brushes! Looking ahead now that the busy summer is coming to an end Samuel is excited to get back to his Cromer studio to produce new paintings to keep up with demand. From Birmingham, to Cornwall, to Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, 2013 has seen his art work spread all over the UK and Samuel’s next aim is to tackle Brighton.
ESCAPOLOGY Exhibition : Samuel Thomas & David Morris have teamed up for a collaborative show where stunning photography will be shown alongside originals and limited edition prints of Samuel’s. All of the work is available to purchase or leisure browse. The two artists will also be showing slideshows exploring the theme of Escapism that runs throughout their work. There is also a ballot box where visitors can share their opinions and the best line formulated on escapism will win a £100 Art Gift Voucher. Samuel and David have both captured Cromer and Norfolk in their very unique ways yet they have both captured the unique spirit and atmosphere of the place. Find out more about the exhibition by going online here: www.samuelthomasart.co.uk/BLOG
25th Oct – 1st Nov 11am – 6pm
Function Room, Red Lion, Cromer