MONIKER Art Fair, 6-9 October

Lawrence Alkin Gallery are exhibiting my work at this year’s Moniker Art Fair, as it returns for its seventh year at London’s iconic Truman Brewery, Shoreditch.

The fair runs from 6-9th of October, opening with a private view tonight from 5pm.

Click the image below for the Moniker website –



SCOPE Miami Beach 2016

I’ve been invited to exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach with Lawrence Alkin Gallery in November/December, so this is the perfect opportunity to incorporate some new techniques into the work which I’ve been getting to grips with here in the studio. These new works are based upon a Rorschach-like technique, a foundation from which the figures and narratives later emerge. Heres a look at how it’s shaping up.






Interview – Daub Daily

Daub Daily have just gone live with my latest interview, you can have a read here –…/tom-french-illusions

Daub Daily are a theoretically led periodical dedicated to Painting today, so if thats your thing I’d highly recommend checking them out.

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New Work / Group Show


My latest painting Osmosis will be exhibited as part of ‘Summer Mix’, the biannual group show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London. The exhibition will feature a cross section of art from practitioners across the galleries roster.


On display will be a selection of original artwork and editions from a host of acclaimed and emerging British and International artists including Damien Hirst, Teresa Duck, Nick Smith, Francis Bacon, Sepe, Keaton Henson, Zoe Grace, Harland Miller, Grayson Perry, Candice Tripp, Erin Smith and Lucy Sparrow.


Mix opens with a private view on July 28th and is open until August 20th.

For all enquiries please contact the gallery:




Here’s some work in progress for the Lawrence Alkin Gallery summer group show, opening later this month. There still a lot of work to go into this one, so I’ll follow up in a couple of weeks with the finished piece and full details of the exhibition.


TRANSCEND – 5 days left

My current solo exhibition TRANSCEND closes this week, so if your planning to see the show be sure to head to Lawrence Alkin Gallery before the 21st.

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THE SAINT, Group Show, May 13th & 14th

Myself and my partner Teresa Duck will be exhibiting alongside collection of artists this weekend (may 13/14), as part of THE SAINT, at the iconic Newcastle landmark St Nicholas Cathedral.


The two day exhibition hosted by Unit 44 Gallery is presented as part of the Late Shows – an annual late-night event at various cultural and historic locations across our home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Below are some images of the paintings we’ll have on display, as well as a look at this fantastic venue.

Tom French Vestigo 1Vestigo / Tom French / Oil on canvas / 210 x 140cm

Tom French Vestigo 2Vestigo (detail) / Tom French / Oil on canvas / 210 x 140cm

Tom French Vestigo 3Vestigo (detail) / Tom French / Oil on canvas / 210 x 140cm

Teresa duck saint studio lightLawn Flamingo / Teresa Duck / Oil on canvas / 80 x 80cm

Teresa duck saint detail 2Lawn Flamingo (detail) / Teresa Duck / Oil on canvas / 80 x 80cm

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