Tom Coates


Tom Coates is a member of several Societies, the past president of the Royal Society of British Artists and the president of the Pastel Society. He has won many awards throughout his career, has received numerous prestigious commissions both in the UK and overseas and has paintings in collections worldwide, including the Royal Collection


Figures in Pastel: Tom Coates

Tom is a master of figurative painting and drawing. In this, the first in a trilogy of films, he works in pastel and paints a portrait of a local town crier, dressed in full regalia. He produces a series of pastels of models, taken from drawings in his sketchbook and he also paints that most difficult of subjects, a self-portrait. This film gives a unique insight into the working practices in the studio of a distinguished artist painting and drawing in pastel.

Duration: 60 mins