Tom Coates

Tom Coates

Tom Coates NEAC RBA As described by his close friend & associate, David Wolfers of the New Grafton Gallery, “Tom paints with a sense of urgency and has a natural ability to express what he sees on canvas. He is a prolific painter for whom technique is second nature.” Tom emphasises the use of good draughtsmanship, he always has a sketchbook and his specially designed pochard box to hand for his oils, wherever he may be. Biographical Details 1961-64 Won scholarship to RA Schools 1956-59 Bournville College of Art 1959-61 Birmingham College of Art Other Society Memberships Pastel Society (PS), Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP), Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), Royal West of England Academy (RWA) Scholarships, Awards & Prizes 2007 Ondaatje Gold Medal Prize, RP 2003 Minto Award, NEAC 2000 Prince of Wales Drawing Award, RP 1990 Ministry of Defence, Commission to paint the Ceremonial Procession for the Queen Mother’s 90th Birthday 1990 Drawing of Professor Crick OM, HM Queen’s Collection, Windsor Library 1988 Singer Friedlander & Sunday Times First Watercolour Prize 1987 Painter Stainers Prize, NEAC Critics’ Prize 1984 Gold Medal d’honneur, French Pastel Society 1984 De lazo Medal Winner, RBA Past Exhibitions The New Grafton Messum’s Gallery Mall Galleries W.H.Patterson’s Gallery ​Alresford Gallery The Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky One Man Shows The New Grafton, Messum’s Gallery, Mall Galleries, W.H.Patterson’s Gallery, Alresford Gallery, The Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky Publications & Media 'The New English' (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988 'Creating a Self-Portrait' Selection of DVDs for AVP films: Oils, Watercolours & Pastel demonstrations.