Thomas Lamb


Thomas Lamb was born in 1978 in Lincolnshire and trained at Wimbledon School of Art. He was awarded the Sainsbury Scholarship for Painting & Sculpture at the British School at Rome (2001-2003), and spent two years living and working in Italy, where he was greatly influenced by the masters of the Italian Renaissance. In 2006, he won the Prince of Wales Bursary for the Arts, Athens and has subsequently exhibited in several group shows include Responding to Rome at the Estorick Collection of Modern Art, London and Hyogo International Competition of Painting, Hyogo Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan.

Primarily a landscape painter, his work draws from the landscape of Derbyshire, where he now lives, and of Japan, a country to which he feels a strong connection to. The blending of paint and pigment produces a softening sfumato effect which is typical of Lamb’s work, which explores the boundary between perception and imagination, between what we see and what we feel and remember of a place.

Of his work and practice he states, “I attempt to create work that deepens my sense of the environment I am involved with and, through this, create paintings which envelop the viewer and engage with the transient in nature.”

Solo Exhibitions
2008, ’11, ’14, ’17 Browse & Darby, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Young Contemporaries, Browse & Darby, London, in association with Mark Jason Gallery
2010 Art Chicago
2008-9 Contemporary Gallery Artists, Browse & Darby, London
2006 Responding to Rome 1995 – 2005, Estorick Collection of Modern Art, London
2005 Three Persons Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Hyogo International Competition of Painting, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
2004, 05 Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle
2002, 03 The British School at Rome
2002 L`Uomo e la Sua Dimensione Religiosa in Europa, Braccio Di Carlo Magno, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City
Aperture, puopolosistilligeffersluise, Rome
2001 Recent work by: Tom Lamb, Erno Enkenberg Babington House, Bath
Drawing Exchange, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
1999 BHF Bank Exhibition,BHF Bank, London.
Engaging Gestures, exhibition in association with Tate Britain & Lethaby Gallery, London

Awards and Bursaries
2006 Prince of Wales Bursary for the Arts, Athens
2001-2003 Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting & Sculpture, The British School at Rome
2000 AHRB Bursary Award

Selected Bibliography
2010 Katherine R.Lieber, Art Chicago 2010, on
2008 Andrew Lambirth, Up Close and Personal, in The Spectator