August Artist of the month:
We asked Thomas a few questions to get to know him better:
What is your usual drink to order at a cafe?
Decaf Iced Americano
What artist are you currently inspired by and why?
Robin Francesca Williams. Her use of texture, materials, and color have had me questioning how I can do the same with my work in the future.
If you could have coffee and a conversation with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? What would you talk about?
My wife and I's late bulldog, Macintosh. It would be a one-sided conversation for sure, but one I’d treasure. I'd mostly just talk to him about my confusion with the current state of the world and our place in it.
What song is currently on repeat for you?
"Rainbow Connection" sung by Kermit the Frog.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life in relation to your art career?
My best friend that also happens to be my wife, Brooke. She's always been the most supportive of my journey and has made sacrifices that I will forever be grateful for in order for me to pursue said journey.
Who is the biggest supporter of your art?
See previous answer.
If you had to draw one subject matter for the rest of your life, what would it be? (plants, animals, people, type, abstract shapes, etc.)
It's a bit ironic because I've done so few of them, but plants. Hands-down.
What is your guilty pleasure snack?
Is there an artist you would love to collaborate with? Tell me about it.
One of my closest friends and peers, Chase Mullen. The idea has been thrown around for years now… But maybe one day it'll materialize.
What’s your favorite quote?
"There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em." -Louis Armstrong
What TV show could you watch on repeat?
The Muppet Show
What celebrity would best play you in a movie about your life?
Do you prefer creating digitally or creating with your hands?
I'd have to say a little of both.
What is your favorite spot to hang out?
Do you enjoy any non art related hobbies? If so, what?
I LOVE landscaping, and have recently gotten into bonsai trees. I like to read when I can, and I also enjoy collecting Lego sets as of late.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
How do you define success as an artist?
Being happy with your life and work, even if for some reason you couldn't share it online.
What is your favorite type of project to work on?
I enjoy humanitarian-driven work, I also like projects that are only made to be visually appealing.
How do you manage a work-life balance as an artist?
I've been trying to put time into the moments I'll remember when I'm older, the moments I'll wish I still had. Quality time with those closest to me, and time away from worrying about how myself or my work is perceived online is how I personally try to manage the balance.
What’s one piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Chill, and let people enjoy things.
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