Artist Thomas Campbell

I've had some computer issues with my Mac for the past 24 hours that prevented me from blogging but now it all seems to be fine for the moment so I'm racing to get some posts in because I have so much to say! All of these things are bottled up and I have to blog or else I'll burst. The signs of a true blogging addiction, I know...

Artist Thomas Campbell

First of all, I have to thank those of you who have registered for the upcoming Blogging Your Way e-class, I am super excited and can't wait to meet all of my new students in less than two weeks online. It will be a great class and I'm ready to go because I have so much to share and I want to do the class before my book launches as I know after that, I'll be busy for awhile. How are you doing? Are you well?

Artist Thomas Campbell

Now let's talk about all of this beautiful art that you're seeing around my words... How fabulous is this stuff?  I'd like to introduce you to the wonderful work of an artist that I found through a painting class I'm currently in called Get Your Paint On, his name is Thomas Campbell and his paintings are beyond inspiring... they are awe-inspiring works that takes you to your happy place and invites you to stay awhile.

Artist Thomas Campbell

I like how he uses paper, thread, paint, his sewing machine... and creates these most dazzling abstract works that really pop (sorry, I know some of you hate the word "pop" thanks to television design shows, but it's the best word for this I swear!) in some of the most beautiful colorways. In fact, his use of color is what drew me in at first, but as I looked a bit deeper I enjoyed seeing how he uses color -- bright pure hues to catch the eye and muted ones that give his work more depth.

Artist Thomas Campbell

To learn more about Thomas, please check out an interview that SLAP skateboard magazine had with him -- it's very thorough and you can even find some videos on the site about him.

Oh...in case you're wondering about this painting class that I mentioned above...  Well I'm learning so much about art in general through Mati & Lisa's class, if you have a chance to take it when they do another one you totally should, it's fun. I'm definitely registering for their next one. I'm determined to get back into painting because it is so relaxing plus I want to learn more about layering in collage work and needed the general push that this class gives me. Anyway, Mati and Lisa if you are reading this, thanks for the intro to Thomas!

(images: thomas campbell)