Thomas Tomlinson on Art


How did you artist career begin?

I’ve been making art since high school.  Its always been something I enjoy doing.

Give me 3 words that describe your art as folks witness it today?

As quoted from Instagram

How has your art evolved?

My artwork has evolved over the years as a result of many factors, I’d say primarily it has a lot to do with experimentation with various mediums and just going with what’s sounds fun at the time – woodcarving, charcoal, paint, lasers… Secondly, technical skills get refined along the way.   By fine tuning my brushwork, etc. it feels like I can articulate the ideas/concepts better and in turn the compositions become stronger.

Where do you think your art will take you?

No idea – that’s the best part.

Who is an inspiration for your work?

Anybody or anything can inspire a work.  I’m not picky.

What is the goal when you set out to create?

I just enjoy every step in the creative process.  Feels like I learn something every time.  I guess the goal becomes to create more.

If you could give young artists a piece of advice, what would it be?

Integrate artistic thought into every aspect of your life.

What is next for you in your career?

I have a few furniture designs in the works that I’m very excited about.  It will take some of the recent wood cut designs to the next level.