Born in 1978, Tom Hoar has established a reputation as a refreshingly talented, young British artist. Son of an artist and grandson of an architect, Tom has a natural talent, artistic flair and striking ability practised since childhood.
After a BA Hons degree in History of Art, Tom attended life drawing classes at the Royal Academy and has since exhibited with the Royal Society of British Portrait Painters, the Royal Institute of British Artists and the New English Art Club.
In April 2012 Tom exhibited with The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, following a year-long association accompanying the Regiment in their daily routine at Hyde Park Barracks, on official ceremonial duties and at the wedding of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duke of Cambridge.
Since then Tom has turned his attention to the Circus spending time with Giffords Circus, the London Wonderground and in Transylvania painting circus life and its gypsy heritage. This lead to his acclaimed 'Circus' exhibition in October 2013 and a second solo show two years later.
In February 2016 Tom returned to India, travelling through Rajasthan from Delhi to Jodhpur and out to the old fort in Nagaur for the annual cattle fair. INDIA 16 went on show in November 2016, presenting a characteristically distinctive collection, from dancing camels amongst riot starting judges to spice markets, city junctions, side streets, courtyards and temples; all capturing the colour, atmosphere and allure of Indian Life
Tom is currently spending time painting 'en plein air' around his studio in Dorset and along the west country coastline, with plans to return to India in January 2018.