The work / book
The journey
La bella macchina rossa

I first visited Sicily in 2001 and have been wanting to return ever since. In September I made the return journey in my trusty Morgan 4/4. I strapped my easel onto the back and drove from Mousehole in Cornwall to Sicily, Southern Italy. I covered about 3,500 miles using a mixture of road, railways and ferries. I drove down the west coast of this beautiful country - as if driving into a golden light.
I returned with a head full of images, an inspired soul, and a tired little car. Bundled into a shoebox, were the treasures of my trip, a collection of small works and notebooks. These are my remnants, fragments and memories of my journey, a way of still being there - a transitory bliss towards the light and heat of the South.

Tom Rickman 07


.
The book Sicilia 06 can be obtained from this website.
or

N232 video
The Exhibition

ONLINE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

PAINTINGS

H O M E

tom@tomrickman.co.uk