©2016 by Anna  

Divine Inspiration

Anna coordinates Tom's commissions, from conceptualization to installation. She has a company, Essence Arts, that specializes in creating high-vibrational environments, enhancing spaces with fine art. She collaborates with interior designers and architects, tapping her network of artists to install harmonious works of fine art. She is an artist herself and has a deep appreciation for the power of art, aesthetically and energetically. 

 

Art adds beauty and vibrance, balancing and complimenting the existing design elements. She collaborates with clients on their vision and integrates fine art, producing a cohesive, beautiful space. Art is critical to corporate offices, medical facilities or a private residence. It can boost creativity and productivity of employees or relieve the anxiety of a distraught parent. Anna can assist clients in achieving perfect harmony and representation. 

The methodology is a duality, sophisticated and instinctual. Art has to resonate. The process initiates with a deep dive into the client, not simply the space. She synthesizes functional components and aesthetics with energetic resonance. It can be a simple process or elaborate. She can vision board, establishing clarity of intention if you want ot embrace the process, or simply coordinate with the interior decorator. She manifests your vision.

The Power of Art

Testimonials

Anne Simpson, Bellevue, Washington 

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“We have worked with Anna and Tom on several commissions. They are wonderful to work with. The commission process is reassuring and well rehearsed but collaborative and creative too. We were able to envision several pieces for spaces in our home we had been stuck on. They are not simply beautiful but they have deep meaning and memory." 

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Tom does not have a singular technique or style. His work evolves, often rapidly. He painted a series of splatter paintings out of the blue. Two were purchased at a Seattle show by a national abstract collector. She modestly mentioned that she collected, but returned to the show with several magazines in which her home is featured. 

Tom's subject matter is consistent - the celebration of the natural world and humanity. He paints ecstacy in the sublte lines of the female form, tranquility in the sheen of the water, awe in the organic movement of a petal. In pure abstraction he has painted intentional lines and emotion. His images are meant to provoke and engage the audience. The beauty of his art is the dynamic of the artist, art and audience...the flow of energy. 

Stand on the box

Energy and aesthetic 
Energy and aesthetic 

Beneath the surface

Tom's art is a process that is embedded in the product. The paintings have a depth that is both visible and invisible. Multiple stages are layered on the canvas. The intention of the painting may be written on the canvas in words or symbols. An initial application of base colors is complimented with an abstract layer of metallic or thick oils. The composition is painted into the existing layers as a base form. In the depth and complexity is an invitation to the audience to see beneath the surface, to access the emotion and raw energy that compelled and created it. 

The painting FATE captures the organic flow of the paint. It has prominent white space which adds to the power of the figure. The painting fuses complexity and simplicity. It has strong primary colors. The painting has an element of pause - witness to a critical moment in time. It is symbolic for our role as co-creator. 

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Atul and Birage Tandon; Clients

“Tom worked with us to conceptualize two large paintings for the living space in our home. We had the unique experience of meeting with him in his studio as he was working on our paintings. He incorporated the subtle colors and textures that have made the paintings feel very personal. They now add joy to our room and to our days.”

Subtle Power

Tom uses his paints to refract and capture light. He uses irridescence, luminescence, glass and metal. The earliest texts in the alchemical canons are concerned with imitating pearls, gold and silver by creating pigments. The exploration of color and light as vibrational energy are the core of his process. Creating his paints allows him to embrace the alchemy. 

Mica metallics are added to the paints and metallic inlays applied to the canvas. The metals on the surface of his canvas are layered in sequence adding a textural element to the painting. The female figure in GRACE is strong in her conviction - love. She is a paradox - grace in form - with visible metallics (copper and gold) and color applied loosely. The colors and metallics compliment and contrast, a duality. 

 

GRACE was sold to a couple in Bend and an art fair. The couple, Stephen and Kathy Dewalt, live in Bellevue. Stephen serves on the board at the Bellevue Art Museum. We delivered the painting the week of the Bellevue Art Fair. We were able to spend an enjoyable evening with them, discussing not simply painting but the arts and the power of creativity. 

Color and Mood 

Since colors absorb or reflect light differently, a slight variation in shade or tone can alter the energy or mood of a space. Fine art is not simply a matter of color, but intention. It can have a profound effect on an environment.

 

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."

Georgia O'Keeffe

Tom creates an elemental balance and symmetry in his paintings. His works is a celebration of the duality and depth of the natural world. Nature simultaneously grounds us and elevates us. Art honoring nature has an elemental harmony.

 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

The essence - what lies beneath

Anna coordinates Tom's commissions, from conceptualization to installation. She has a company, Essence Arts, that specializes in creating high-vibrational environments, enhancing spaces with fine art. She collaborates with interior designers and architects, tapping her network of artists to install harmonious works of fine art. She is an artist herself and has a deep appreciation for the power of art, aesthetically and energetically. 

 

Art adds beauty and vibrance, balancing and complimenting the existing design elements. She collaborates with clients on their vision and integrates fine art, producing a cohesive, beautiful space. Art is critical to corporate offices, medical facilities or a private residence. It can boost creativity and productivity of employees or relieve the anxiety of a distraught parent. Anna can assist clients in achieving perfect harmony and representation. 

The methodology is a duality, sophisticated and instinctual. Art has to resonate. The process initiates with a deep dive into the client, not simply the space. She synthesizes functional components and aesthetics with energetic resonance. It can be a simple process or elaborate. She can vision board, establishing clarity of intention if you want ot embrace the process, or simply coordinate with the interior decorator. She manifests your vision.

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Sandra Frank; Client

“My husband and I saw Tom's art in an exhibit. We were travelling with no intention of purchasing art. We fell in love with his painting REFLECTION. It was so compelling that we felt we had to have it. We arranged to ship it home and it now graces our living room.”