Hello and welcome to my sketch-blog. This seemingly self-indulgent exercise is where I intend to post the doodles, sketches, and occasionally more finished pieces of artwork to, if my insecurities are correct, an apathetic if not imaginary audience.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ta Da!

We'll here it is...My newly designed web site.


Finally, I have a site that fully exposes my double life as an illustrator. You see for years I have served two seemingly unrelated markets with my work, one serious,
the other, well let's say more anthropomorphic...Or playful if you will.The common ground is of course my obsession with nature and animals.The decision to blend these two genres into one site came only after a fair bit of thought. My concern is that it may appear that I am struggling to find my voice. In fact, it's quite the contrary. Call it maturity (although those who know me would argue the use of that word with regards to yours truly)but over the years I have grown comfortable, indeed proud of my role as an illustrator. If through my work I can entertain, and/or inspire a deeper appreciation of the many faces of nature and the creatures within it, then my efforts will be moving towards worthwhile.

For those then who might enjoy this somewhat schizophrenic voyage, I welcome you. It's in this new spirit of full disclosure I feel strangely re-energized and more free to more fully and honestly explore my relationship with nature and art. I look forward to sharing the results


  1. Tom, these are brilliant illustrations— you've bridged the gap well from realism and animation here. Excellent craftsmanship, as well! I couldn't click on to your web page from here, though.

  2. Yeah, I see that it's not working. Not sure why but I'll look into it. Thanks for the heads-up.... and the kind words Lincoln.

  3. That owl is just beautiful. Do I see a little Wallace Tripp influence in the other one?

  4. Thanks Ted..Now forgive my ignorance but I am off to look up Wallace Tripp.

  5. Oh yes...I know who you are talking about. While I don't think of Mr Tripp's work as having an influence on my work, I can see what you mean. I'll take your comments as a real compliment. Thanks again.