Crick man's passion takes him from Michelin star restaurants to creating his very own stars

An artist from Crick is following his passion...and having a jolly good laugh while he's at it.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:48 pm
Tom with his fun portrait of Pam Rankin.
Tom with his fun portrait of Pam Rankin.

Tom Gallagher describes himself as 'just a guy that loves drawing and laughing at the same time'.

He said: "After working in high end hospitality for years such as Michelin star restaurants and top hotels, I decided to move my career in a different direction to allow myself time and space to work on my real passion - drawing.

"More specifically, drawing for a laugh. I always thought laughter is the best medicine and now more then ever I think it's important to be able to laugh at ourselves, and whenever we can."

Pam Rankin loves her portrait.

Tom started creating caricatures to make people smile.

He then decided to share his work with a wider audience.

Tom has his own Etsy shop and his drawings include Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Marilyn Monroe.

"I did a picture of a family member, Pam Rankin, who lives in Crick," Tom added.

The portrait of Pam Rankin.

"I call it 'Lady Pamela the 1st of Cricksworthshire Loves her Ice-cream". The title may need work!"

The caricatures have gone down a storm, among family, friends and online.

Tom added: "The world needs to smile more, Hopefully my art helps make that happen."

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Tom hopes his work will make people smile.

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