Welcome to my World
Bo’Ness Artist Tom Bishop-de-Main, born in East End of London two years before the end of the war. Working from the tender age of 7 on a horse drawn bread cart, Tom has seen a colourful life from market worker, fairground attendant, rag and bone man to the Merchant Navy. Though unable to support himself through art school Tom began selling his paintings to sea paying passengers. In the early 60s Tom moved into the musical scene, joining up with the likes of Rod Stewart. He was also encouraged musically by boyhood friends such as Steve Marriot and David Essex. Tom also spent a period backing the onetime icon P.J. Proby. Believing his musical success was eluded Tom spurned the offer to join a Birmingham based group ‘The Nucleus’ that went on to become the ‘Moody Blues’. In the 80s Tom moved into furniture and art restoration. By 2003 Tom was moving into literature, by writing and illustrating children’s books, television and radio scripts, poetry and still continuing with his painting. Tom is now working on his first book (in between brush strokes (this not being the title)) Now living in Bo’Ness with his wife Maureen you can see Tom’s work at many exhibitions and Gallery spaces. For further information you can contact Tom on 01506-822689
Tom will be participating in the 'Revive' charity art exhibition this year. The event will be at the Tall Ship, riverside, Glasgow . Click on link below for more information
You are all invited
Please do come along to the preview Art viewings this Friday 28th September 2012 with Contemporary Arts Dunfermline and Bespoke Art Gallery @ http://www.craigton-house.co.uk/. The preview evening is from 6 - 9p.m and it will be great if you could come along. To confirm would like to please email http://email@example.com . The exhibition will open to the public on the Sunday following from noon till 5 p.m.
I, along with many artists are delighted to be displaying artwork at this stunning 17th Century House on the Hopetoun Estate. This historic home of James and Angela Gourlay is normally closed to the public, so we are privileged to be working alongside the family to showcase some of Scotland's finest artwork in this stunning location set in some of the country's most scenic grounds.
Craigton House, Winchburgh, West Lothian EH52 6PY.