Tom Fox Art is an original. Well, almost. There is the U.K. artist with the website TommyFoxArt.com and he goes by Tom, and then, there is the Kilmarnock artist who had the website TomFoxArt.com (not his current website). And he goes by Tommy.
But Tommy Fox of Kilmarnock is definitely an original. The 25-year-old College of Charleston graduate grew up in West Virginia and Ohio, but ended up living in the Northern Neck in a house he shares with his brother, Wiley Fox, along with about 30 of Tommy’s works always on display on the first floor of their home.
Tommy Fox loves painting in oil and acrylics, but he refuses to stick to one medium – exploring drawing, sculpture and mixed media. In preparation for his February art exhibition at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, he will spend a week concentrating on charcoal drawings to have new work to show. He’s also adding his artistic flair to some old wall clocks (that may not be functional) for the show.
Not only does he work in diverse art forms, the size of his work and subject matter also varies greatly. His home gallery features “little tiny paintings” to 6- to 7-foot-tall behemoths and every size in between. Animals, people, landscapes, houses and contemporary lines and splashes of color show up in his work.
“I try to make as many kinds of things as I can,” Fox said. “I create because I like something or I hate something. I’m still learning, so I don’t want to settle on apples or become ‘the guy who paints palm trees.’”
Indeed, Fox makes a living at this craft and the young artist has displayed his work in 15 shows including a solo exhibition at the Northumberland Public Library last year.
Residents and community members are invited to view this RWC exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout February.