Raph Thomas is an artist based in South-West London. He studied for his Foundation Diploma in Art & Design in Kingston; then followed a brief foray into Ancient History, before Raph returned to painting. He became a full-time artist in 2014.


Working in mixed media and acrylics, Raph combines the rigour of life-like portrayals of the natural world, which he then overlays with fantastical layers of vibrant colour.


Raph’s subject matter is primarily of nature and exotic animals. His most recent series of work features rainbow animals and is inspired by his travels. Begun in 2016 Raph’s  ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series of large  multicoloured animals on mixed media or solid colour backgrounds, has been his most successful series to date. With originals sold to collectors in Asia, New Zealand, North America and Europe, a large collection of limited edition prints is now available for interested clients.



Solo Exhibitions 

-“Bentalls 150th Local Art Show”, Bentalls, Kingston, July 2017


-“Birdland II”, Johnsons Picture Framing & Galleries, 58 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, SW11 3AG, August 2016 - Present

-“Birdland”, 1of1 Design, 80 High St, Teddington TW11 8JD, Feb-April 2016


Group Shows

-'Bath Art Fair', Fairleigh Farm Road Shop, Norton St Phillips, May 2018

“Landmark Spring Art Fair”, Landmark Art Centre, Teddington May 2018

-'Reading Contemporary Art Fair' Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, April 2018

-‘Bentalls Home Event Show”, Bentalls, Kingston, April 2018

-'Surrey Contemporary Art Fair' Sandown Racecourse, Esher, February 2018

-‘Phylamorphs’ Thoughtworks, Soho, November 2017

-“Contemporary Art Fair” , Windsor, November 2017

-“Edinburgh Art Fair”, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh November 2017

-“Landmark Autumn Art Fair”, Landmark Art Centre, Teddington, October 2017

-‘Meet the Artisans”, Bentalls, Kingston, September 2017

-‘Flora and Fauna’ 1of1 Design, Teddington, July 2017

-“Landmark Spring Art Fair”, Landmark Art Centre, Teddington May 2017

-‘Meet the Artisans”, Bentalls, Kingston, April 2017 

-‘Fantastic Beasts’ , 1of1 Design, Teddington, February 2017

-Various group shows including Summer Exhibitions at 1of1, 2013-2016 

-“Edinburgh Art Fair”, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh November 2016

- “Art Course Show”, Landmark Art Centre, Teddington July 2016

-“Meet the Makers”, Bentalls, Kingston, March 2016 

-“Love Kingston”, Old Post Office, Kingston Feb 2015

-“Christmas Show”, Kingston Market House, Dec 2013

-“Re: Cycle @ Kingston Market House”, July 2012