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American Realism In Pastels
Fine Paintings & Reproductions...
• About The Artist •
tomorrow’s memories today”... that’s how Tom Sierak likes to describe
his pastel 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
life eventually become viewer's window to the past.”
The New Englander’s medium of choice is pastels. He feels that they’re just starting to receive widespread recognition. Tom says, “I favor pastels because I’m able to draw and color simultaneously, and I love to draw. It’s a great combination for me.”
Pastels are made from the same pigments used for oil paints. A binding agent is added to create a chalk-like stick, which is applied to a textured surface, usually paper. Available in many vibrant colors, pastels maintain their just-painted look indefinitely, unlike oils, which can crack and darken over time. “It’s an unfamiliar medium to many people, and I’d like to do my part to help change that,” says Sierak.
A Graduate of the Vesper George School in Boston, Tom’s work is published worldwide as wall prints, greeting cards, puzzles, cross stitch kits, note cards, & collector plates, and calendars, to name a few. His work has been the featured cover story in The Artist’s Magazine. His paintings have appeared on numerous covers of Reminisce and Ideals magazines, andmany others.
In addition to limited edition and open edition prints, Tom’s work has also been published in a sold out hardbound gift book entitled, “Giving Love A Memory”. It features over 20 of his paintings and is still available on the secondary market on websites such as Amazon.com & Barnes & Noble.
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All images © Tom Sierak