Edge of Extinction

Edge of Extinction

Edge of Extinction

Tom Curtlin

Edge of Extinction
Tom Curtlin
Artwork Category
Facing Extinction
Graphite & Charcoal
Artwork Size (cm)
35 x 47 cm



Tom Curtlin works primarily in graphite and charcoal. In Tom’s opinion rhinos are intelligent, emotional and gentle animals and he wanted to reflect this in his piece “Edge of Extinction” through its detail, expression and monochrome values with a composition to represent the threat of being lost from our view.


Tom Curtlin is a self-taught realism artist living in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, working primarily in graphite and charcoal. Tom’s artwork evokes empathy for wildlife by combining bold monochrome compositions with rich detail. His artwork aims to create a calmness, a stillness in which to reflect on our connection with the inherent beauty and power of the natural world. Whilst creating his work Tom enjoys endlessly exploring different ways to apply and move graphite and charcoal around the paper to generate the details, textures and forms of the subjects he renders.