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TOM COATES P.P.R.B.A., R.W.S., R.P., R.O.I., N.E.A.C., P.P.S.   (born 1941)

“Study of Old Cottages”

Watercolour on blue/grey paper.  Signed with monogram

Picture size 6 3/8” x 10” (162mm x 254mm)

Overall framed size 15 3/8” x 18 ½” (390mm x 470mm)                                                IMAGE


Tom Coates is a painter in oil, watercolour and pastel in the spontaneous English tradition.  He studied at Bourneville College of Art from 1956 to 1959, at Birmingham College of Art from 1959 to 1961 and at the Royal Academy Schools from 1961 to 1964, his teachers including Peter Greenham.  He won several prizes and scholarships during his studies and many after.  As well as showing widely in mixed shows in London and the provinces, Tom Coates was President of the Royal Society of British Artists and is also a Member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club and is President of the Pastel Society.  He has carried out a series of prestigious commissions including in 1990 to paint the Ceremonial Procession celebrating HRH The Queen Mother’s 90th birthday.  He wrote “Creating a Self-Portrait” in 1990.