Tom Sierak, Spring Hill, FL Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement Painting 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. 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 portraits of American 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.”
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, and many others.