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Paul Thomas
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
RWA Academician 2005
MA Painting, 1974 - 1977
Royal College of Art
BA(Hons) Painting, 1970 - 1973
Winchester School of Art
Foundation Art & Design, 1969 - 1970
Harrow School of Art
EXHIBITIONS
Singer Friedlander, Mall Galleries, London & UK tour 2005
RWA Open Painting, RWA, Bristol 2005
The Drawing Gallery, London, The Iliad and Odyssey (Solo*) 2005
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London, 6 Drawings 2004
Drawn Together, Peter de Francia, Paul Thomas, RWA, Bristol 2004
Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy 2003
The Odyssey & The Iliad, 150 Drawings, Pittville Gallery, 2002
Cheltenham *
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002, East Wing studios, Cheltenham;
The Jerwood Space, London; MAC, Bimingham; Glasgow
School of Art; EICH,Hull; The Lowry, Salford Quays. 2002
The Trojan War, drawings, Pierrepont Fine Art, Oxford* 2002
The Open Drawing Exhibition, East Wing Studios, 2000
Cheltenham; EICH, Hull; Sierre, Switzerland
The Trojan War Drawings (solo)* 1999
The Great Hall, The Hellenic Centre, London
Books as Art, (68 drawings, artist’s book launch: The Trojan War)
Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery, Cheltenham
International Festival of Literature 1998
Open Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham;* 1998
EICH, Hull; Bahnhof Westend, Berlin
30 years of Fine Art Fellows,* 1997
Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery, Axiom
Centre for the Arts
Histories, Four British Painters - Michael Holland, John 1997
Lancaster, Anita Taylor, Paul Thomas; Atria Art Centre,
Annecy, France*
Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London; 1997
Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
Open Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham* 1996
Millennium Bestiary, (Artists Book published by UWE), 1995/6
Royal Festival Hall, London and international tour
Affinities, Four British Painters, Michael Holland, John 1995/6
Lancaster, Anita Taylor, Paul Thomas; Pittville Gallery,
Cheltenham; Kunstlerhaus, Gottingen, Germany; Islington
Arts Factory, London; Congress Centre, Annecy, France *
Greek Echoes, Contact Gallery, Norwich 1995
Drawing Exchange Show, 1994
Cheltenham, Wimbledon, Melbourne
Cheltenham International Festival of Literature, collaboration 1994
Martin Green, poet
Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 1994
Open Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham 1994
Anderson Gallery, Broadway 1994
ArtLondon 94, BDC,London 1994
Paul Thomas - Drawings (paired Anita Taylor) 1993
Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham
Malvern Open Drawing, Malvern 1993
Robson Miller Gallery, Malvern 1993
Paul Thomas (solo exhibition) 1992
Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham
Dowty Open, Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham 1992
Royal Academy Summer Show, London 1991
Current Work, * 1988
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Camden Arts Centre, London 1988
Solo exhibition, 1988
Richmond College, London
Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, * 1987
Middlesborough Art Gallery & tour
Axiom Centre for the Arts, Cheltenham 1986
Solo exhibition, New Work, 1986
Pittville Gallery,Cheltenham
Roger Francis Gallery, London* 1985
Spilt Milk, solo exhibition, 1985
Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham
Paul Thomas, solo exhibition, 1984
Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham
Dejeuner sur l’herbe, solo exhibition, 1983
Wolfson gallery, Oxford University
Chastenet European Art Centre, London 1981
Paul Thomas, paired Ian Stephenson, 1981
New Art Centre, London
Royal Academy Summer Show, London* 1981
National Portrait Gallery, London 1981
Paul Thomas, solo show, 1980
Midland Group, Notingham
National Portrait Gallery, London 1980
Paul Thomas, solo show, 1979
Gallery, Falmouth School of Art
Paul Thomas, solo show, 1978
Riverside Studios, London
Frost and Reed Gallery, Bristol 1977
Paul Thomas, solo show, 1977
McMurray Gallery, London
New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh 1976
New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh 1975

* denotes illustrated publication accompanying exhibition
PUBLICATIONS
The Drawing Book, Sarah Simblet, Doring Kindersley p 241, 2005
illustration, Achilles chases Hector, ISBN1405306300
The Iliad & The Odyssey, two-volume artist’s book, 150 2004
images, text by author, Elizabeth Cook
Drawing, co-author Anita Taylor, Foundation Course series,
Cassell Illustrated, ISBN 1844030849, 160pp/200 illustrations;
& Cassell Academic, USA 2003
Apprendre le Dessin, co-author Paul Thomas,
Hachette Livre/Octopus, 2003
France, ISBN 201260217-7, 144pp + 200 colour illustrations
Le Monde d’Homere, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Libraire 2000
Academique, Perrin, France ISBN 2-262-01181-8;
p 94 Ajax at the Ships
The Trojan War, Paul Thomas; limited edition of 50, 1998
68 prints, accompanying texts from classical sources;
introduction by Dr Oswyn Murray, Balliol College, Oxford
University; Making Space Publishers, Bristol
The Millenium Bestiary, limited edition artist’s book, 1995
published UWE, Bristol
CONSULTANCY, PROJECTS AND SEMINARS
Artist-in-Residence, National Art School & NSW National Parks 2004
Sydney Australia
Cultural History and the Classical Tradition, Paper, 1999
Seminar series, The Warburg Institute, organised by Dr
Oswyn Murray, Balliol College, Oxford, supported by The
Richard Bradford Trust; Paper - Art and Tradition; series
included Tony Harrison - Film and Tradition; Christopher
Logue - Poetry and Tradition; Chris Marker - Television and
Tradition. Discussions led by Oswyn Murray, George Steiner,
Michael Crawford, Miles Bernier, Lorna Hardwick, Alan Ford,
Jasper Griffin
Cheltenham Open Drawing/Jerwood Drawing Prize, 1994-present
Co-founder and academic liaison and development,

Work held in many collections public and private both in the UK and abroad. Currently based in Gloucestershire, UK.
 
 

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