Tom Carment has taken out this years Parliament House Plein Air Painting Prize. About time, I say. He is just simply a good painter. His work gets wall space in my studio and that is my measure of paint-worthiness.
Here is my blog from four years ago.
Each time I visit the SH Ervin gallery, I seem to be drawn to the work of Tom Carment -I bought I wonderful book CH2. Carla promptly told me I had bought her the same one. I had also bought a card of his work that was pinned on the wall in the Thirroul Studio. This afternoon I opened Artist Profile art mag for a well deserved read time only to find Tom Carment once again. Is it his plein-air-i-ness? The essence of subject? Maybe it’s what he describes as “the random sparkle.”