Tom Symonds – Gold Tiger

Original, Painting | 100 × 160 cm | Framed


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Inspired by the reverence and endangerment of tigers, Tom Symond’s oil painting ‘Gold Tiger’ portrays a majestic tiger against a charcoal and gold leaf backdrop. Unpainted areas reveal the gold background, representing the tiger’s struggle against extinction and its dual existence between reality and myth.

Oil and gold leaf on canvas


Tom Symonds is a contemporary painter currently based in Bristol. Tom is best known for his large-scale paintings and portraiture, executed in oil paint and mixed media. His most recognisable works are characterised by their large semi-abstracted depictions of animals and figures set against abstract backgrounds. Tom’s practice is deeply process-driven, exploring how choices affect the development of a work of art. Tom deliberately exposes his artworks to the elements and various chemical processes. This results in paintings that create a striking interplay between corrosion and preservation.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.