Raph Thomas is a young artist and illustrator based in South-West London. He studied for his Foundation Diploma in Art & Design in Kingston before completing a degree in Ancient History. He has exhibited in London regularly since 2012. In 2016 he became a featured artist on degreeart.com.
Originally specializing in textural abstracts, Raph has more recently moved onto figurative work. His ʻBirdʼ series, which is ongoing, is inspired by travels in the tropics and an interest in natural history; he employs bright colours and portrait-like compositions to capture the vivacity of nature. His illustrations often make use of complex, layered compositions.
Raph is represented by 1of1 Design for whom he has also provided designs for textile, cards and home-ware ranges. He has undertaken many commissions and his work is in private and corporate collections in UK, Europe and USA.