Subject Tags: abstract
Size: 24"W x 30"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
“Since most of my work is abstract, I look at a blank canvas as the setting for a wonderful adventure, with no preconception of what the finished picture might look like or even where to start. I work purely by instinct. I am primarily inspired by the fresh, honest, spontaneous artistry of children – up to that regrettable day when they, ‘learn how to paint’. As Picasso once said, ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.’ I purposely have never taken an art lesson. If my work looks stylized, contrived or predictable, then I’ve failed. I paint for me – when a painting is finished, it’s out of my hands as to whether or not someone else likes it. At most art festivals, when I’m not minding my own booth, you can find me in the children’s section, where my wondering eyes gaze in amazement upon the original, beautiful art of my young mentors.”
My name is Tom Geyer . I am a Vango abstract artist who has recently moved to Charleston, South Carolina. My work has been featured and sold in annual art festivals throughout the South, including the “Mandarin Art Festival” in Jacksonville, FL, the “Mount Dora Art Festival”, near Orlando, the “Fernandina Art Festival” and others. I was a long time member of “City Without Walls Gallery”, located in Newark, NJ, where I exhibited many paintings. I am a member of “The Art Studio” at St. Augustine Beach – where I was the featured artist March – May 2015. For me, “Painting is pure fun, spontaneous – a joy.” Many years ago, I would lay my canvas on the grass outside my house and fling paint at it, like Jackson Pollock. Half the time I would miss the canvas. I had the most colorful yard in the neighborhood. That year I participated in my first art festival and when I was interviewed by the community newspaper, I was quoted as saying to my wife, “Maybe I shouldn’t cut the grass. It might be worth something someday.” She smiled, “Nice try but go cut the grass!” Thank you for visiting my portfolio.