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.”
2008, ’11, ’14, ’17, ’21 Browse & Darby, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London.
2020 RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London.
2019 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2018 Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Shortlist, Mall Galleries, London.
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London.
2008-18 Contemporary Gallery Artists, Browse & Darby, London.
2008-18 Christmas Exhibition, Browse & Darby, London.
2009-18 London Art Fair, Islington Business Centre, London.
2010-16 Expo Chicago, Chicago.
2014 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London & Guildford House Gallery.
A British Continuum, in association with Browse and Darby and the Court Gallery at the Lloyds Club, London.
Spring Fever, Saatchi Art at the Hyatt Regency, London.
2013 The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London.
GO Exhibition, Abbey Walk Gallery & Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby.
RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London.
2012 OPEM 2, The Collection Museum, Lincoln.
2010 Young Contemporaries, in association with Mark Jason Gallery, Browse & Darby, London.
2006 Responding to Rome 1995 – 2005, Estorick Collection of Modern Art, London.
2005 Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham.
Three Persons Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
Hyogo International Competition of Painting, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan.
2004 Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham.
2001, ’02, ’03 BSR Fine Arts Mostra, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy.
2002 L`Uomo e la Sua Dimensione Religiosa in Europa, Braccio Di Carlo Magno, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City,
2001 Drawing Exchange, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.
1999 Engaging Gestures, exhibition in association with Tate Britain and the 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
2010 Katherine R.Lieber, Art Chicago 2010, on Artscope.net
2008 Andrew Lambirth, Up Close and Personal, in The Spectator