Inspired by Behind the Lines: Tom Coates
Tom was born in 1941 and studied at Bournville and
Birmingham College of Art and the Royal Academy School.
He is the President of the New English Art Club and past
President of the Royal Society of British Artists, and a member
of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, being the
featured artist in 1987. In the same year he was awarded the
Painter Stainers prize and the NEAC Critics’ prize. In 1992 he
won the Horse and Hound Royal Ascot prize and his winning
painting was presented to Her Majesty the Queen to mark the
40th Anniversary of her accession.
Tom Coates has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer
Exhibition since 1980 and his work is in many private