Thomas Fine Art was established in 2002 by art enthusiast and collector Kevin Thomas
An Organic background
Kevin was an early pioneer of Healthy and Organic Foods in Europe in the early 80’s with his company Kallo Foods, the brand leaders in Organic Rice Cakes and Stock Cubes.
After 20 years of sparring with the multinationals, Kevin had the opportunity to sell the business in 2000 to Quaker Foods Italy, a division of America’s rice cake giant- Quaker Oats, and return to his early love of art.
Art Collector to Dealer
Kevin began acquiring fine art in 2001, and with great enthusiasm soon built a formidable collection, including several paintings purchased from the renowned Forbes Collection of Victorian pictures sold at Christie’s in London in 2003.
Kevin sold a few of his recently acquired oil paintings in a friend’s antique shop in Petworth, where his eye for art proved very popular indeed. With time to spare Kevin soon decided to turn a hobby into a new venture.
The Fine Art business
With a proven background in international sales and marketing, and a good knowledge of art Kevin established Thomas Fine Art in 2002 supported by a loyal team of art professionals-consultants, restorers and framers.
Kevin decided to work with retail partners, rather than owning time-consuming galleries. He has been represented in Petworth over the last 15 years with three of the best antique dealers in town. Tony Wilkinson Antiques was sadly the third partner to retire at the end of 2017, and Kevin is now looking forward to working with a new partner very soon.
The more unusual, grand scale and contemporary paintings have been sold at Great Grooms of Hungerford since 2002.
Thomas Fine Art has is now based in Midhurst, West Sussex, and offers a personal service to private and corporate clients, and are specified by leading Architects, Interior Designers and Decorators to source paintings to enhance their projects throughout the World.
We specialise in sourcing paintings for the English Town and Country House and have been privileged to have worked with some of the finest homes in the UK over the last decade, in many cases hanging the first picture in a newly acquired or renovated property. We are particularly good at finding early British pictures for Georgian homes.
We have advised several hospitality and luxury goods companies and sourced paintings for their hotels, restaurants and flagship stores in Europe, the Middle East and in China and Asia.
Kevin has held several exhibitions in Mallorca with colourful contemporary landscapes from Felanitx to Cabrera and is well placed to offer advice on furnishing a new holiday home or yacht with art in the Balearics
Our partner Galleries
A good selection of our paintings can also be found at our partner galleries in Berkshire and in West Sussex:
Great Grooms of Hungerford – One of the UK´s leading antique centres for period and contemporary lifestyle.
Petworth -To be announced soon.
Kevin enjoys his fine food and wine, visiting art galleries, boating, skiing and enjoying time in Mallorca with family and friends.