My name is Tom Staples and making art has always been an integral part of my life both academically and in my spare time. I operate independently as a practicing artist and complete commissions on a regular basis. I am a participating member of the Leigh Art Trail. I am also employed full time as an Architectural Technologist.
I graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in 2013 with First Class Honours in Fine Art (BA). My work through university concentrated mainly on issues of masculinity and male iconography. I also became engrossed by a complex discussion between painting and collage that ended up dominating my work. My dissertation paralleled this investigation while examining the changing conventions in the male audience in contemporary cinema.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my work.