#62 -
November 3, 2021

New magazine articles and videos

Dear Subscriber:

The first snow arrived overnight here in northwestern Pennsylvania, and I am already looking forward to the optimism I harbor as the days begin to get incrementally longer starting December 21st. (Is that being optimistic about being optimistic?) Never mind that daylight is getting shorter until then and won’t be as long as today until February. Hope does seem necessary when looking at calendars, but it is hardly needed when immersed in nature – or art – where everything just is. I think that’s why it’s called a painting, not a painted. When you really see it, it is always a current event. T

magazine articles

But I digress. Here’s the update I promised. Articles on my work were published in the current editions of American Art Collector (Nov 2021) and International Artist (Oct/Nov 2021) magazines. You can read the articles linked to images below.

I would like to clarify one thing in the American Art Collector magazine article for people who know me and would think one of the quotes strangely unlike me. Before I said trees are "foreign to us. We may as well be living on a different planet," I first said that trees and humans co-evolved together, and that all lifeforms are our shipmates on this journey, but we are in other ways such different sorts of beings. And hence, the "different planet" comment, about perception.


Over the course of my current exhibition (which continues through November 27), Groveland Gallery is releasing a series of very short videos wherein I answer some questions about my paintings.

The first one is here, and you can follow the gallery on Instagram (or YouTube) to see the subsequent videos. Alternatively, I will put them all together somewhere/how and let you know about it once they are all done and collected. Hey, the days may be lighter, brighter, and longer by the time that happens.

We can always hope.

Let me know if you have any comments or questions.

- Thomas

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