About the artist

Oxfordshire-based landscape artist, illustrator, and novelist.

My two main inspirations are the work of Edward Ardizzoni and Rex Whistler, and my style is somewhere between the two.

As a published author, books are my passion, and I am currently working on a project to draw my favourite, and recommended bookshops with the intention of putting together an illustrated guide. I also take commissions to draw homes and businesses, or to illustrate scenes from novels.

My work is currently stocked in shops, both locally and nationally at:

  • Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford
  • Books and Ink, Winchcombe
  • Rectory Farm PYO Farm Shop, Oxfordshire
  • The Book House, Thame, Oxfordshire
  • The Madhatter Bookshop, Burford
  • High Street Books and Records, New Mills, High Peak
  • The Stripey Badger Bookshop, Grassington, Yorkshire

If you wish to inquire about original pieces, prints, or have any questions at all, please contact me via

thomas@shepline.com