Paul Thomas will be exhibiting his latest collection of artwork on the back stairs of Waterstones at the end of January.
The artist and illustrator began his career at Bob Godfrey’s animation studio
in London during the summer of 1980. Since then, he has created a wealth of multimedia work for television, films, musicians, charities and publishing houses.
This latest collection of the artist’s work, Upstart Crow, was inspired by the relationship between Stonehenge and crows.
The works include ink drawings and paintings, with the exhibition running from 29 January to 26 February.
“I was training as a volunteer at Stonehenge a couple of summers ago,” Paul told the Gazette.
“An archaeologist explained to me the connection between crows and the stones that dates back 5,000 years to the origins of the henge.
“Having been a multimedia artist for over 40 years, I found this information extremely inspiring.
“Loving crows as I do, my Upstart Crow collection has come about. I’ve lived in Salisbury for 15 and a half years now and it never stops inspiring me.”
Paul’s work will be available for sale and can be viewed on the back stairs of Salisbury’s Waterstones store on Saturday’s from 9 to 5.30pm and on Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.