Tom Bedeman

Tom Bedeman by Oliver Bedeman

Tom Bedeman
by Oliver Bedeman
© Oliver Bedeman

Oliver Bedeman undertook a BA (Hons) degree in fine art painting at Brighton University followed by studies at the Royal Drawing School. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions in the UK and Italy and in group exhibitions including the Columbia Threadneedle Prize (2016, 2018).

The portrait is of the artist’s brother, Tom. Oliver says: ‘Tom is my older brother and I have sought to capture our relationship: ever evolving and complicated. The technique of reverse oil painting on glass means you have to work in reverse, beginning with the highlights and eyelashes. The oil dries quickly on glass, so the face has to be painted in one sitting and with only small adjustments later.’

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