Tom Shanks RSW RGI PAI

Stirling Castle by Tom Shanks
Stirling Castle

On leaving school, Tom Shanks became an apprentice carpet designer at Templetons carpet factory and first exhibited in the company art club. As his interest and skill developed, he applied to Glasgow School of Art to attend evening classes and was encouraged to enrol for the full time diploma course.

After graduating in 1950, he worked as a mural painter, stage designer, designer in the Edinburgh Weavers Dovecot studios and as a teacher of art but he has continued always to paint the Scottish landscape. He exhibits widely and his work is held in public and private collections worldwide.

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