William Thomas spends much of his time in the French mountains, drawing inspiration from the stunning natural scenery for his paintings. Snow-capped peaks in the French Alps often form the subjects of his work, while sailing boats and the movement of the sea are also widely explored.
A self-taught artist, Thomas has been painting for more than 20 years. His work often takes the form of large scale oil paintings on canvas, showcasing his diverse skills.
William Thomas lived in London for much of his twenties, but his love of travel meant he was often away from home finding inspiration for his next project. His nomadic lifestyle has impacted his artistic style, allowing him to develop his approach to painting natural scenes.
When not being an urbanite Thomas surrounds himself in nature, experiences that frequently become focal points in his work. Snowy mountain scenes from Verbier, Val D'Isere and Tignes in the French Alps are among his most popular works, along with canvases that portray sailing boats moving through water, transient sea spray and waves veiling the vessels behind. More recently, William has completed a number of watercolours depicting rural and historic scenes from the Isle of Man. He has also painted animal portraits, including a recent collection of stag paintings.
It's not just nature that inspires Thomas' work; he has also painted landscapes of London landmarks, such as St Paul's Cathedral, amongst the new and emerging features of the cityscape.