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A COLLABORATIVE vision

Tom has a unique and successful approach, painting three paintings for each commission; two based on the vision of his clients and a third based on his vision for the space.

He collaborates with his wife, Anna, who has an art and design studio gallery, Essence Arts. They clarify the vision for the space. Together, you establish the color palette, style, scale and energy desired as well as the project scope and budget.

We commissioned three paintings that are diverse but cohesive. We had such a wonderful experience working with Tom and Anna! The paintings are stunning and meaningful.
ANIL and BIRAGE TANDON, ART COLLECTORS

ENVISIONING together

Commissions involve a series of sessions with clients. A proposal is created that defines the scope of the project and captures the vision. This is a well-rehearsed process, typically 8-10 weeks from proposal to delivery. 

 

Tom imbues the energy and intention on the canvas. He creates artisan oils with specific properties for each series. The canvas has as many as seven layers of paint, a documented process, captured beneath the surface.

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THE ART OF creation

Art is freedom. There are no rules. It is simply a personal resonance. What do you desire? How do you want to feel? How do you want those in your space to feel? Colors are energy, properties of light. Use colors to create the mood you desire. 

All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel.

TIM YANKE

Fine Art Consulting

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EXALTING NATURAL beauty

Tom's work has a very unique effect. It has an inherent complexity in the surface texture and the fluid movement of the paint. There is a natural simplicity to the compositions and space to breathe. 

 

His work appeals to those that appreciate modernism but also the natural world with a taste for luxury. He integrates nature in his design and in the paints that he creates. The intention of his art is to exalt the natural world and humanity as stewards of it.     

The aim ofart is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

ARISTOTLE

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Tom worked on a horse ranch growing up and loves to capture their grace and power in large scale abstract impressionism.

 

We have worked with Tom on several commissions. He is wonderful to work with. The commission process is reassuring but collaborative and creative too. We were able to envision several pieces for spaces in our home. They are more than beautiful, they have deep meaning for us.

 

Anne Simpson, Bellevue, Washington 

MAKING IT PERSONAL - BEDROOM  commissions

Two unique abstract paintings commissioned for bedroom spaces: "Eternity" a dreamscape and "Kiss" abstract lips.

Two clients simultaneously commissioned art for their bedroom, both pieces located above their bed. One couple envisioned an expansive dreamscape with natural color palette that felt etheric. The other couple wanted an abstract kiss with metals to produce an iridescent effect, lounge art that illuminates a space in the dark. These are the pieces that they chose from their commission series. Both have the effect of modern luxury with the appropriate color palette for a bedroom, but they are quite different in subject, style, texture, composition and energy. 

"We commissioned what felt like a very personal painting for our bedroom. The piece is beautiful, powerful and symbolic."

Bethany and Tom Moore, Art Clients

Creative Process

I commissioned a painting that captures the sunset in the mountains with vivid colors and iridescence to refract the light. I loved being able to collaborate on the process. 
SUSAN TAYLOR, ART CLIENT

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MAKING IT PERSONAL - DINING ROOM  commissions

Two unique paintings commissioned for dining room spaces with aspen: "Blaze" vibrant sunset and "Dusk" subtle evening light.

Two commissions of sunsets in aspen for dining rooms highlight the diversity of Tom's techniques and color palette. "Blaze" is a vivid sunset with burnt orange and merlot. Tom uses a fluid approach, splattering color and luminous paint. The second commission uses a pull technique and subtle hues with iridescence and mica metallics. The clients vision and preferences are used to mix paints for each series. The pigment, metallics and viscosity have a profound effect on the painting and dictate the technique and tools. 

We wanted aspen for our home in Texas to remind us of the mountains. We commissioned a 60 x 60 painting above our kitchen table. It is vibrant and has great energy. Tom painted abstract impressionism in a modern linear composition.

Kathy and Tim White, Art Clients

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Art is freedom. There are no rules. It is simply a personal resonance. What do you desire? How do you want to feel? How do you want those in your space to feel? Colors are energy, properties of light. Use colors to create the mood you desire. 

All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel. 

TIM YANKE

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EXALTING NATURAL beauty

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