a collection of
oils and mixed media
in Livingston, NJ
resides in Adirondack foothills of NY.
from New Jersey he moved to the Adirondack region of
New York State to mature as a visual thinker.
Tom attended the University at Albany from 1991 until 1996 where he
studied psychology and began painting.
He experimented with countless media and styles and was strongly
influenced by Picasso, Dali, Dostoevsky and Plath. Tom entered local and regional shows in upstate during the 90s. He was commissioned by Literacy Volunteers
of America in 1999 to paint a 15x60-foot mural in downtown Gloversville, NY. Tom relocated to Chapel Hill, NC in August 1999. He is a member of the Durham Arts Guild and
the Visual Art Exchange and remains an active participant.
He has worked as a tree climber, stone mason and in the newspaper industry. Nine years of being saturated with mass media is evident in his subject matter. His style is typically abstract/expressionist with media ranging from oil, acrylic, and watercolor to mixed media which incorporates positive/negative film, cloth, hair, and printed material.
Tom’s work is displayed in galleries
throughout Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. In addition his pieces adorn the walls of collectors in Seattle, New York and various other states.
conceptual nature of aesthetics and
emotions is a mystery to me. Over time painting becomes an evolution of
expression. Infinite variables influence
the ongoing process and final outcome of each piece. Personal struggles and experiences as well as
global events are recurring subjects in my work.