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Tom Hallifax  (b. 1965)

Tom Hallifax paints figurative work almost exclusively from life. His work ranges from portrait commissions and landscapes to large 'blow-ups' of faces, hands and objects.
1994: Visited LA and Hong Kong with Prince Charles, staying on in Hong Kong to complete a previously commissioned portrait of Chris and Lavender Patten.
He has since painted a portrait of Derek Hill for the Prince, and the garden at Highgrove for the Prince's Trust. His work has been seen all over the underground (advertising the BP Portrait Awards), on television (painting the late John Diamond) and his gurning face looks down from the walls of Paul Smith's shop in Covent Garden. After living in Belfast for seven years, he now divides his time between London and Donegal


Studied at St Andrews University, MA (Hons) Art History
Studied at University of Ulster, BA (Hons) Fine Art


2001: Artist in- Residence Ulster Museum
1993:Royal Ulster Academy
1995-96: Commended, The BP Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London

Other Activities

Selected Commissions
HRH The Prince of Wales
The late John Diamond, Broadcaster and Jounalist
Nigela Lawson
James Fleming, Author
Derek Hill, Artist
David Ker, Art Dealer
Juila Nenburger, Rabbi
Chris and Lavender Pattern
Paul Smith

Works by Tom Hallifax 

Making Faces
Tom Hallifax 1993

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