Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month

Thomas Barfoot

We at Festival Place not only take pride in hosting That Gallery in one of our units, but have decided to choose an artist of the month to boost young talent in the area. You can view and buy the work from the artist below at That Gallery. 

Our THAT Gallery artist of the month is the one and only Thomas Barfoot. Read more about Thomas below. 

My name is Thomas Barfoot. I'm the illustrator and character designer for "The Mechanical Series". My work is narrative driven telling the fictional story of steam powered mechanical machines that were built in the early 1900s. I was born and raised in Basingstoke and I've always loved to draw from a young age and always been fascinated with storytelling. I studied film and animation at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham. It was here I found my passion for character design.

I want my work to tell a story. Stories of rejection, fear, hope and love. My work also deals with the subject of loneliness and being without purpose. Whichever story you see that fits the frame of my work is up to you. Art is a personal escape. I mainly work with pencils and pens and my influences are old photography from World War 1 and the 1900s. I am also inspired and influenced by film and music. I have been part of That Gallery for over a year now and enjoy being surrounded by like minded people who inspire each other. That Gallery supports local artists who collaborate together and produce original works of art. Working there has increased my confidence and encouraged my creativity. It is truly incredible seeing all these artists come together to share their work and support each other. I'm truly honoured to be a part of this magnificent and wonderful art community.

Find Thomas Barfoot's work in THAT Gallery this month.