Kevin Thomas started his career as a Creative Director in the agency world before switching paths to directing. His short film True Love (Once Removed) won best short film at Palm Springs and qualified for an Oscar nomination. He received the accolade of being included in the top 10 directors of the decade in shots magazine and most recently won a D&AD pencil for "Wayback" a critically acclaimed Virtual Reality film that is changing people’s lives. During lockdown, when many of us were learning the trombone, dreaming of sourdough, Thomas became widely known for his series of portrait paintings where each of his subjects had to hold ‘something’ that bore significance to them. He aligned this to hope and optimism of the future.