A Game Called Guess Who

January 3, 2009

posted (tho not written) by caroline picard – you can see the original context for this post here.

Thom states, “I try to create paintings that are a window for the imagination. If people look at my work and are reminded of the way things once were or perhaps the way they could be, then I’ve done my job”. Try to visualize yourself in one of Thom’s cottages sitting by the fire on a cold winter night reading a book or listening to the radio. Place yourself in Thom’s lighthouse, “Light of Peace”, can you hear the surf pounding on the shore, the roar of the wind, the sea gulls calling to one another? Let your imagination run wild. Get into his paintings. As you look at “Valley of Peace” can you hear the aspens whispering their stories? Can you hear the babbling of the stream? Can you imagine a herd of elk coming down the valley? “San Francisco, California Street”, has a magic all its own. The clanging of the trolley cars, the variety of languages spoken, the tourists in awe of the city, lovers walking hand in hand as they stroll down the busy sidewalks, and aromas wafting up to arouse your taste buds. What does this image do to you senses? “Streams of Living Water” celebrates nature, peace and the glory of spring. This image imitates nature at its finest hour. The flowers fill the air with a sweet scent of perfume. The animals are in harmony with each other as they come to the stream for a drink of water. The birds are singing. Listen and you can hear them.

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