Tom Shardlow’s artwork was recognized early receiving awards and media attention in High School. He later studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr School of Art and Design)..
His drawings and illustrations have appeared in book form, magazines, and newspapers, and he completed a series of commissioned drawings for Fitzhenry and Whiteside publishers. His paintings have won multiple awards and have been acquired by a major private collection lending to the National Gallery in Ottawa are included in a University of BC permanent collection. Tom’s works have appeared in over 70 juried exhibitions and he is represented by several British Columbia galleries. Recent paintings can be viewed on his website (www.tomshardlow.com).
"I see nature not only as beautiful and nurturing, but also as remorseless and uncompromising. I convey this dichotomy in an unsentimental way in my landscapes. Compositional elements take priority over representational concerns as I try to engage the viewer and portray the landscapes shifting temperaments.”