Last year we were contacted by Tom Homewood, an established artist, living and working locally to us in Sussex. Tom had been looking for a greeting card publisher to represent his work and mentioned this to the printer he uses. It so happens that we share the same printer! So the lovely people at One Digital, also local to us, recommended Dry Red Press as a publisher for Tom. After looking through his diverse collection of paintings we felt sure we could produce a very popular range of greeting cards.
When choosing a new artist we try to make sure their work sits well with our existing card collection but at the same time it needs to look new and fresh for our customers.
Tom’s work did all these things.
A bit about Tom:
Tom Homewood’s art is instantly recognisable. He is a traditional painter and works predominantly in oils. His distinguishing skill is his ability to capture the essence of a subject using very few marks. As the painter and art critic Julian Bell put it, “Tom has an extraordinary gift for making a line sing.”
Tom has exhibited extensively and his work can be found in private collections all over the world. He has been represented by the Northcote Gallery in Chelsea since 2006 and has recently exhibited at the Royal College of Art and the Saatchi Gallery. Tom was also selected to exhibit at Glyndebourne for their 80th Anniversary.
We are delighted to have published 15 of Tom’s paintings as greeting cards, among these are images of his popular studies of dogs and old men.
We launched the new range at the PG Live trade show in Islington in May this year. It was extremely well received by our customers, old and new. Tom’s cards have featured on the majority of our orders for the past two weeks and we have had a lot of positive feedback already. Long may it continue!
You can view our Tom Homewood collection of cards here:
To learn more about Tom and view his artwork, buy prints or contact him, please visit:
Don’t miss out on Tom’s upcoming solo exhibition at FLINT in Lewes on 4 June 2016. For more information go to: