Tom resides and paints in the Georgia mountains. He received his bachelor’s degree in art from Florida State University, and studied with Robert Brackman, William Schultz, and Charles Reid. Tom has taught drawing and painting classes, and is a member of the Southeastern Pastel Society. His paintings have received numerous exhibition awards and are included in private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.
"I love pastels – the feel of the pastel in my hand, how it reacts to the paper’s surface, the fact that it is pure, raw pigment. There is an amazing journey that occurs between the initial vision and the finished piece of art. I want the viewer to experience some of that journey. Strokes of color are placed next to each other creating an atmosphere of light and shadow inspired by the simplest of elements – a rock, a single fence, post, a cow."
Visit his site at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.