Tom Scott studied painting with Henry Healy RHA in the late seventies and met a group of students who were very committed to developing their painting.
This group formed the Back Lane Painters. Originally there were twelve members in the group and a period each summer was spent painting, predominantly in Connemara. In addition, there were painting trips in France, Italy and Spain. Tom continued his studies in NCAD.
Tom’s work mainly comprises landscapes/seascape in oils but also includes urbanscapes, still life and interiors. The light and colour of the West of Ireland has been a particular influence in his painting. He is particularly keen on the direct interaction with the landscape by painting ‘en plein air’
Formerly a Medical Microbiologist he has been painting full-time for over twelve years. Tom has exhibited with some members of the Back Lane Painters in Kenny Gallery, Galway; Leinster Gallery, Dublin; and Gallery 75 Limerick. He was invited with some members of the Back Lane Painters to paint in O Grove in Galicia where an Exhibition of their work was held. He has held a recent solo exhibition in the United Arts Club in November 2015.
He has exhibited in the RHA and Oireachtas Exhibitions and his paintings are shown in a number of leading galleries and are held in private collections at home and abroad. Corporate collections include ESB, DIT and IMI.