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Tom Carment Tom Carment i(A28555 works by)
Born: Established: 1954 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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'Tom Carment was born in Sydney in 1954 and studied at Julian Ashton's Art School in 1973. Tom has been painting landscapes and portraits ever since. He is also a writer whose stories and essays have been published nationally.

'During the 1980's he lived overseas for four years, in Africa (Zimbabwe and Zambia) and in France. Tom returned to Sydney in 1988 where he lives with his partner and their three children.' (Source: Booktopia websitez0

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y separately published work icon Womerah Lane : Lives and Landscapes Newcastle : Giramondo Publishing , 2019 17276458 2019 selected work essay

'Carment is one of Australia’s best-known plein air artists. It is his distinctive mark as a writer that he writes as he paints – from life – capturing the likeness of a particular place in time, remaining faithful to the moment when he sees something striking or strange. And just as his paintings and drawings are small, limited by what he can carry with him on his travels, so in his writing he is a miniaturist working on a large scale: the tone of his writing matches the style of his brushwork. Free-flowing yet nuanced, it evokes the places he visits and the people and objects he encounters, friends and strangers, the homeless and the famous – farms, beaches, cottages, building sites, even typewriters and eggs and telegraph poles – each has its story.

'In this richly illustrated collection of Tom Carment’s essays about people and landscapes has been thirty years in the making. It covers the period that he has lived in Womerah Lane in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, while travelling the country as a plein air artist. Womerah Lane is composed of written pieces set in every state of mainland Australia, accompanied by paintings and drawings made in those places.'

Source: Publisher's work.

2021 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
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