Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tom Sierak

Name: Tom Sierak
Bio:  A native of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Tom Sierak graduated from the Vesper George Art School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he came to greatly admire artists such as Ingres, Vermeer, Rockwell, and others while perfecting his drawing skills and absorbing the knowledge and experience of many of the accomplished artists/instructors with whom he studied, among them Robert Douglass Hunter, Paul Rahilly and Charles Cooper.
After trying his hand at a few commercial art jobs, Sierak found that his real artistic desire existed in drawing and painting people. He concentrated on portraiture to make a living and also discovered his abilities as a musician, another of the arts that he loved. Choosing to pursue both avenues, he primarily performed as a musician for the better part of 10 years, while occasionally painting and drawing. Now painting full time, his paintings are in numerous private collections throughout North America. He has been commissioned by notable organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Reminisce Magazine, and numerous corporations. He has been the featured cover artist in The Artist's Magazine and had many works published in Ideals magazine. His work has been published worldwide on catalogue and book covers, wall prints, puzzles, and calendars.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Figurative; Landscape.
Style: Realistic, deliberately sentimental. “Painting tomorrow’s memories today”... is how Tom Sierak likes to describe his paintings. He says, “People often talk about the “good ol’ days”, and how nice it would be to return to them. I think the times we are living now are tomorrow’s good ol’ days. Places and things may change around us, but that special bond that exists between children, parents, and grandparents and even pets, never does. I try to convey a message of warmth and emotion, and hope these late 20th century portraits of American life eventually become viewer's window to the past.”
Navigation: Easy to navigate, commercially-oriented site.
Gallery: Original Paintings: Children; Family; Romantic; Reminisce.
Image View: The galleries consist of thumbnails that on click enlarge with full information in a new window. Download is permitted. The Duet is 26 x 35 ins, 468 x 344, 66KB.
Blog/Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

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