NOT SO QUICK ON THE DRAW
Learning to be a true artist in the style of the old Masters can’t be done in a rush, says Tom Boyle who has opened an atelier in Lancaster
AN artist starving in a garret doesn’t describe Tom Boyle’s life – after all his studio is above a Lancaster café which serves tasty breakfasts and lunches four days a week. But there are similarities – Tom uses traditional techniques dating back to the Old Masters to teach people how to draw and paint; his studio is on the third floor of an old building with views over rooftops in the heart of historic Lancaster and, perhaps more importantly, he believes that people need to learn how to draw before they can be true artists.
‘There are exceptions of course,’ he says, citing Mark Rothko as an artistic genius, but
Works in progress in Tom’s studio