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, and decided to turn a hobby into a new venture-Thomas Fine Art.
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 consultants, restorers and framers.
Kevin decided to work with retail partners, rather than owning time-consuming galleries.Great Grooms of Hungerford has been a retail partner since 2002, and new gallery space in February 2018 now showcases a large selection of Thomas Fine Arts portfolio and latest acquisitions.
Kevin has been represented in Petworth over the last 15 years with three of the best antique dealers then in town. Tony Wilkinson was sadly the third dealer to retire at the end of 2017.
With a loyal client base in Petworth,Kevin was keen to keep a presence in town and now has a small selection of decorative 20th & 21st century paintings and local landscapes with Chequer’s Antiques in Lombard Street, and a selection of Thomas Fine Arts historical portraits can also be found at Reader’s Books which opened in Market Square in Petworth in March 2018.
Kevin was joined by his wife Carol who became a senior partner in the gallery in April 2018. Carol is responsible for Marketing , International sales development, and keeping an eye out for new acquisitions!
Thomas Fine Art is a member of LAPADA (Association of Art and Antiques Dealers) and CINOA (International Art and Antiques Dealers’ Association).
Our Private Clients
We specialise furnishing the English Town and Country House with fine paintings, and have been privileged to to work with some of the finest homes in England over the last decade, in many cases hanging the first picture in a newly acquired or renovated property.
Our Corporate Clients
Thomas Fine Art are specified by leading Architects, Interior Designers and Decorators to source paintings to enhance their projects throughout the World.
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.
We have held several exhibitions in Mallorca with Contemporary landscapes and Marine art ,and Kevin is well placed to offer advice on furnishing a new holiday home or yacht with art in the Balearic’s.
Kevin & Carol enjoy fine food and wine, visiting art galleries, boating, skiing and spending time in Mallorca with family and friends.