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 and copy writing. After attending UBC, Tom worked as a field research biologist where he was
fortunate to have traveled to many of British Columbia’s beautiful and wild places. These travels inspired him to document on canvas and paper what he saw and felt.
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 are held in corporate and private collections in Canada and the U.S. Tom’s work has appeared in over 30 gallery shows and he is represented by several British Columbia galleries. Recent paintings can be viewed on his website WWW.TOMSHARDLOW.COM
He is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA), and Past President of it’s Nanaimo Chapter. Tom lives with his wife, Sue, on Vancouver Island.
-“My works are based on my love of the wilderness. I see nature as not only 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 nature’s changing temperaments.”
This piece is lose and free with transparent hues allowed to shine through.
I had flown into a lake where I was sure to be alone when this pack horse and rider ambled past my campsite high in the mountains near Whistler.
Joffre lake is just north of Whistler. My daughter, Brianne, and I spent a wonderful day hiking and photographing.