Thomas Pennick is a UK based artist that specialises in printmaking and sculpture. He graduated from City and Guilds of London Art School where he discovered an obsession with traditional art making processes. Pennick's practice engages with Printmaking, Metal work, Drawing and Modelling, Photography, and Historical Stone Carving.
The work follows a theme of nature, heavily influenced by photographs and sketches created during his time spent in Africa and by exposure to conservation organisations that he worked with there.
Preservation and Conservation are key to the survival of many species of plants and animals across the world. Pennick's work aims to address the many environmental problems and threats that he experienced in Africa, at home in England, and globally, as well as attempting to capture our planets natural beauty.
His latest works are a part of an ongoing series called "Mkomazi" that encompasses printmaking, photography and sculpture. The series aims to raise awareness of the critically endangered Black Rhino, African Wild Dog and the damages done to their environments. Tom aims to raise funds for future projects with the George Adamson Wildlife PreservationTrust by donating 20% of the sale of each of his artworks.
2018-2019 Clyde & Co Art Awards, Clyde & Co, London
2018, 2019 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
2018, City and Guilds of London Art School Degree Show, London
2017, City and Guilds of London Art School Interim Show, The Crypt Gallery, London
2016, City and Guilds of London Art School Interim Show, Diorama Studios, London
2018-2019 Selected for the Clyde & Co Art Award
2018, The Printmaking Prize, City & Guilds of London Art School
2015 - 2018 City and Guilds of London Art School, BA Fine Art
2014 - 2015 City and Guilds of London Art School, Foundation Diploma Art & Design