Thomas T Thomas

Artist's Biography: Thomas T. Thomas

Thomas T. Thomas is a painter living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was born in 1957 in Toledo, Ohio. Thomas is a self-taught painter but has an extensive background in the arts, graduating from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with a B.M. in Voice Performance. Thomas is also an accomplished Jazz and Classical Guitarist. Additionally, he has an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and is Chartered Financial Analyst. After a distinguished business career as a Financial Executive, Thomas has come full circle to embrace his roots, the arts, and is excited to expand and fully embrace his artistic expression through painting. Recent acknowledgements include having three paintings represented in the 6th Art Edition of International Contemporary Masters Volume VI, published by World Wide Art Books, scheduled to be published in 2012.
His paintings are a part of private collections in the Americas, Europe and Asia

Artist Statement: Thomas T. Thomas
I started painting because I had this intense desire to express my feelings in color and shapes. As a trained classical and jazz musician I understand the concept of total freedom to create and that is what happens when I sit in front of a canvas. I approach painting like beginning a musical performance, seeking tonal harmony in color, rhythm and meter. When I begin a new painting, I never know what direction the painting is going to take until it is finished, always listening to the painting telling me the direction it wants to go, and so my painting is totally spontaneous. This approach unleashes a “freedom to create through improvisation,” allowing my subconscious to bring forth a creative spirit that captures “the moment” in each of my paintings. My primary motivation is to create a work of art that engages the viewer’s imagination....creating the conditions for a continuous state of discovery