AboutBorn Sussex, 1971. Studied at Huddersfield College and Slade School of Art graduating in 1994, having also completed a year's course in Anatomy for Artists. He received two awards in 1994 and 1996 from the Greek Government and has since lived and worked in Greece. In 1998 he won the BP Portrait Prize and in June 1999 had his first solo exhibition in Britain at Jill George Gallery, which sold out.
Tomas' subsequent solo exhibitions at the Gallery in 2001, 2003 and 2005 have been as successful, with all of them selling out.
His portrait of John Fowles, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, was unveiled in February 2002 and is now back on display following Fowles' death in November 2005.