local artists on vancouver island
"My works are based on my love of the wilderness. I see nature not only as beautiful and nurturing but as remorseless and uncompromising. I convey the 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."
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) before working in advertising doing art layouts.
After graduating from UBC, Tom worked as a field research biologist where he was fortunate to have traveled to many of British Columbia’s wild places. These travels inspired him to document on canvas and paper what he saw and felt.