Frost’s work goes on show

Penny and Meg Morrison with some of the Tom Frost exhibits at The Old School Gallery in Alnmouth.
Penny and Meg Morrison with some of the Tom Frost exhibits at The Old School Gallery in Alnmouth.

A new exhibition has been launched at an Alnmouth gallery with a sought-after artist.

Tom Frost is presenting the solo exhibition at the Old School Gallery from now until November 21.

Frost’s evocative and nostalgic work reflects the artist’s passionate interest in vintage art and memorabilia – including old matchboxes, tin toys, folk art and children’s books – and often features animals such as pelicans, puffins, owls and foxes.

A fabulous range of Frost’s prints inspired by the sea and nautical life will also be available.

His screen prints and illustrations are beautifully finished in a bold, geometric style with a subtle use of retro colours.

The gallery gift shop will have a range of his prints to buy, along with his homeware range.

Frost’s exhibition at the Old School Gallery comes hot on the heels of a very successful show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Gallery owner Dale Maloney said: “We have had a few good exhibitions in the last year but this is one that we are really chuffed with.

“He has come to us from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which was named gallery of the year.

“We have been following his work for the best part of five years. When we moved here a year ago we wanted to bring him in and it’s fantastic that we have.

“His work is quite striking and you get quite drawn in to it.

“Some of his matchbox images are well-known and we are delighted that his work is now on show at the Old School Gallery.”

The majority of Frost’s work is screenprinted. But he also uses wood and acrylic paint, vintage Meccano and more.

Frost, originally from Bristol, studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Art and graduated in 2001. He currently works as a freelance illustrator and printmaker in South Wales.