Gareth Thomas

Born in Swansea in 1955. Attended Trinity College Carmarthen before becoming a professional artist in 1981. Presently lives with his wife and young twin girls on the Gower peninsula.
Being bought up by the sea and encouraged to paint outdoors from an early age gave Gareth a real grounding in evoking a sense of place. Initially working only in Wales, subsequent travels to Italy and France have brought a interpretive use of paint, the colours and tone used for greater visual effect. His interest always lies with the spirit of the scene, not just a literal copy. With experience comes a better understanding of technique and freedom of expression sometimes missing in earlier days. Most of the painting is carried out in situ, although larger pieces are produced in the studio with the use of sketches and colour notes made outdoors and, rarely, photographs.
Gareth has had many one man shows over the last three decades,including regular exhibitions with the Attic Gallery, the Albany Gallery and Fountain Fine Art, and has exhibited with galleries throughout Britain including the Thackery Gallery, London and the Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames. His work is in private collections in Britain and overseas. Public collections holding his paintings include The House Of Lords, The National Library Of Wales, Lloyds Bank, Dyfed County Council, London Borough Of Hackney and the Glyn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea.

Gareth Thomas – Lavender and House nr Cerest Provence

Gareth Thomas

Lavender and House nr Cerest Provence

Oil

15 x 8 inches

£800

Gareth Thomas – Lavender nr Valreas Provence

Gareth Thomas

Lavender nr Valreas Provence

Oil

14 x 10 inches

£700

Gareth Thomas – Light, Trearddur Bay Anglesey

Gareth Thomas

Light, Trearddur Bay Anglesey

Pastel

21 x 14 inches

£1250

Gareth Thomas – Soft Light Three Cliffs Gower

Gareth Thomas

Soft Light Three Cliffs Gower

Oil

20 x 16 inches

£1450

Gareth Thomas – White Boat Penclawdd

Gareth Thomas

White Boat Penclawdd

Oil

12 x 12 inches

£750

Gareth Thomas – On the beach Borth y Gest North Wales

Gareth Thomas

On the beach Borth y Gest North Wales

Oil

13 x 10 inches

£750

Gareth Thomas – Lavender nr Rustel Provence

Gareth Thomas

Lavender nr Rustel Provence

Oil

12 x 9 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Figures on the Beach Harlech

Gareth Thomas

Figures on the Beach Harlech

Oil

9 x 10 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – House near Chapel Curig

Gareth Thomas

House near Chapel Curig

Oil

16 x 16 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Snow Capel Curig

Gareth Thomas

Snow Capel Curig

Oil

9 x 11 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Towards Rustel, Provence

Gareth Thomas

Towards Rustel, Provence

Oil

16 x 22 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Borth y Gest Clouds Moving

Gareth Thomas

Borth y Gest Clouds Moving

Oil

15 x 12 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Cottage in the Lavender, Valreas

Gareth Thomas

Cottage in the Lavender, Valreas

Oil

14 x 18 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Evening Three Cliffs Bay

Gareth Thomas

Evening Three Cliffs Bay Gower

Oil

20 x 16 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Lavender Luberon Valley, Bonnieux

Gareth Thomas

Lavender Luberon Valley, Bonnieux

Oil

15 x 12 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Near Eygalieres Provence

Gareth Thomas

Near Eygalieres Provence

Oil

11 x 9 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – On the Beach Harlech North Wales

Gareth Thomas

On the Beach Harlech North Wales

Oil

13 x 11 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – The Red Jacket Rough Day Rhossili

Gareth Thomas

The Red Jacket Rough Day Rhossili

Oil

13 x 12 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Towards Bonnieux Provence

Gareth Thomas

Towards Bonnieux Provence

Oil

11 x 11 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Towards Eygalieres Provence

Gareth Thomas

Towards Eygalieres Provence

Oil

14 x 18 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Two Figures Oxwich Bay Gower

Gareth Thomas

Two Figures Oxwich Bay Gower

Oil

11 x 9 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – House near St Davids

Gareth Thomas

House near St Davids

Oil

16 x 21 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Toward Lacoste

Gareth Thomas

Toward Lacoste

Oil

12 x 11 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Sunflowers and lavender, near Bonnieux

Gareth Thomas

Sunflowers and lavender, near Bonnieux

Oil

11 x 11 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – Figure, Worms Head after Rain

Gareth Thomas

Figure, Worms Head after Rain

Oil on Canvas

10 x 12 inches

sold

Gareth Thomas – White house, Luberon Valley

Gareth Thomas

White house, Luberon Valley

Oil on Canvas

10 x 10 inches

sold