Tom Hammick (Part II)
Painter and print maker, Tom Hammick, presents his first ever solo exhibition at Gail Severn Gallery with recent work in both mediums. All prints are individually hand-made by the artist in small editions, through traditional relief or intaglio processes. His exceptional skill in the medium is evident in the multitude of colors he incorporates, as well as the magnificent scale of certain works. Hammick’s painting practice is symbiotically linked to that of his printing, both relying on the dynamic tension between positive and negative space. He approaches his paintings with confidence and puts intention behind each mark, carving into canvas like he would a woodblock. Hammick illustrates visionary scenes, often with ambiguous narratives including mysterious figures. These emotive panoramas range from dreamy, romantic, and heroic; to lonely, contemplative, and nostalgic, with a strong sense of longing. Hammick invites the viewer on what feels like a fantastic journey home.