AWARD-winning artist Tom Palin will be displaying his paintings in the former BT telephone box that is now the Gallery on the Green in Settle from Sunday to July 8.

Tom, whose work has been shown in some of the country’s top galleries, was born in Birkenhead.

He studied in Liverpool and Manchester and is currently completing a PhD in Painting at The Royal College of Art.

He teaches Fine Art at Leeds College of Art and Drawing at Leeds Beckett University.

Tom has been the recipient of The Hunting Young Artist of the Year Award (2000), The Gilchrist Fisher Award (2004) and The British Institution Award at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2015).

The Settle exhibition consists of 39 oil paintings. All works comprise twin hardwood panels and were made between 2011 and 2016.

He says this small exhibition has allowed him to exhibit the group of paintings in a tiny arena, and to adopt elements of a white cube gallery space and the Salon in miniature.

The panels are arranged thematically and formally across three walls, so as to draw attention to pictorial, narrative and physical relationships within and between works.

Tom said: “In my work I remain aware of painting’s possibilities as both object and image. Joining panels, horizontally and vertically, imposes a physical meeting place: a presence that carries with it a reminder of absence, in the form of an imposed and irregular gap.

“As images, the works serve as glimpses of places seen and remembered, then reconstituted through painterly processes.

“The small scale of the gallery permits me to touch and see, and to feel closer to what it is that inhabits my space.”