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Thomas Nicholls

Thomas J. Nicholls is a young Sculptor and Carver who is fast establishing a reputation for the originality and quality of his work. Thomas first trained at Weymouth College in the traditional techniques of Stonemasonry, Carving and Lettering. This provided him with a solid foundation in the craft. While developing his skills as a freelance sculptor, Thomas went on to study Conservation at the University of Glamorgan. Based on a strong portfolio of work, Thomas has received a number of commissions for private clients that vary from ornately carved sculptures, stone fireplaces, gravestones and house signs to caricature drawings and film animations.

Since then Thomas has shown his marble sculptural work at major galleries in London including Thompson’s Gallery of Marylebone and The Brick Lane Gallery in Shoreditch.  He takes classical figurative elements often evocative of the Renaissance period such as the human figure or the rearing horse and warps them into swirling vortex shapes and abstractions. Working in marble using traditional stone sculpting techniques, the material and craft Thomas applies lends the abstractions a timeless permanence and solidity.As well as working on commissions for the past seven years, Thomas has gained extensive experience with three of the UK’s most reputable conservation companies. He currently works for the leading London based Sculpture Conservation Company on projects including work by Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein, Mark Quinn and Barry Flanagan.

Restoration carving and conservation work by Thomas J. Nicholls appears in prestige landmark locations across the UK including Buckingham Palace, Kew Gardens, The Houses of Parliament, the V&A museum and Guildford Castle. A keen artist, Thomas always aims to expand upon his traditional skill base to create highly expressionistic and energetic work for both speculative and commissioned pieces.

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