Thomas Scanlon was born in Glasgow in 1963. He now lives and works in Paisley. He paints city and landscapes in heavy impasto oils using only a palette knife. This creates a richly textured image in vivid colour. Thomas is a member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and is a regular exhibitor at the Paisley Museum, the MacMillan Art Exhibition, Glasgow and in various UK Galleries. One of his ‘City Rain’ series of paintings has been selected for the Society of Scottish Artists 2007 Exhibition at the Royal Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh.
Thomas says:”The paintings/images that attract me are the ones which are not immediately accessible to the eye. Ones in which a little mystery lies behind in terms of technique or form. In order to achieve such an effect I have abandoned brushes and use only a palette knife. I try to capture the complexity and beauty of the built environment in this manner. The result is a highly textured painting consisting of both magnitude and direction, almost 3D.”