Tom Hammick was born in 1963. He studied Art History at The University of Manchester and later Fine Art Painting at Camberwell College of Art and NSCAD, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada. He has an MA in Printmaking, also from Camberwell, and taught Fine Art Painting and Printmaking for many years until recently at The University of Brighton. Tom lives and breathes his work whilst negotiating the demands of being a father to three more or less grown up children. His imagery, glowing with “mute despair and reverent awe”, manifests itself between paintings made in a shack in a field under the stars in East Sussex and prints made in a purpose designed print studio in South East London on the Thames. His work is informed by a passion for poetry and music, film, wonderment for the environment and the deepest concerns around climate change. He is a season ticket holder at The Emirates Stadium and is hoping that Mikel Arteta will restore Arsenal to their former glory.