Jamaica Street Artists

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Tom Mead

Illustrator and Animator

  • Member of JSA since 2010

Mr Mead is an artist who works traditionally in pen & ink on large scale mediums, with the smallest implements he can find. He works in a tiny little attic room in the long established Jamaica street studios where he draws feverishly day and night. The artist is driven by his childhood fear of anthropomorphism. His work is a cathartic process to release his inner nightmares, after viewing at a premature age 'The Tales of Beatrix Potter', a 1976 Royal Ballet film..

He is influenced by the emerging American contemporary art scene, Koji Morimoto, Shaun Tan and Remi Wyart and many more.