Spending time in the wilderness provides inspiration. Truth, economy and drama in composition are keynotes in Tom's work. Fascinated by the relationship between beauty, form and function, Tom builds several maquettes to explore possible compositions. Often a swivel is mounted in the finished work invite interaction with the viewer. Rotation allows interplay between perspective and light. This process reveals how rigid materials can convey fluidity of motion.
A self-taught sculptor, Tom began creating work in clay in 1990. He bacame a member of the Canmore Artist and Artisans Guild in 1992. His work is found in private and corporate collections around the world. Bronze is his preferred medium, but he also works in steel, stone and clay.
"The Rocky Mountain wilderness inspires my work. Personal encounters with wildlife evoke a deep passion, a desire to capture the magic of those moments. Hopefully, the work will promote the importance of the environmental movement".
For Tom, creating art is a compelling process, an exciting, irresistible journey.