Tom was compelled to paint in 2008, having had a visionary and transformative experience. He emerged from that incident able to feel the emotion and energy of the world. His paintings convey that energy.
The canvas is a platform for the energy to surface. On the canvas are multiple images, layered to create the depth of emotion. He paints emotive abstract impressionism.
Tom creates artisan paints from raw oils, resins, pigments, and powders. The viscosity of the paint affects the tools Tom uses. A palette knife or traditional brush may be used to pull thick paint, a cloth, or sponge to apply fluid paint. The paint is scraped, rolled, sprayed, pulled, and dropped on the canvas. Tom’s technique is very experimental and fluid.
His paintings are intended to be experiential. They are an invitation to the imagination – to go beneath the surface.