Men and women of the armed forces who have ‘served’ their country are represented through a series of portraits, each one accompanied by a compelling personal story. These accounts are of survivors, representing millions of untold stories from the First World War to the present day.
The sitters range in age from a 100 year old serviceman who was at Dunkirk to a 13 year old female sea cadet whose dream in life is to join the Navy.
In exploring some of the horrors of conflict, Tom creates paintings of great beauty. He does not seek to glorify war, but rather honours the ordinary men and women who do extraordinary things. The exhibition is not only a fitting memorial to their contribution but a poignant commemoration to mark the armistice of the “war to end all wars”.