THOMAS EASLEY

ARTWORK

In a career spanning four decades, Easley has created a vast and diverse body of work. His art is an ongoing quest for creative experiment and expression, and he moves freely between styles and mediums.

His realist works are reminiscent of the warmly-lit style of the European Masters. With blended background strokes and colors that build upon the intent and romance of foreground subjects, Easley creates rich visual images that touch the heart.

The years of experience have given Easley the confidence to meld traditional styles with new to create a version of impressionism that is uniquely his own. Using palette knives to layer and sculpt paint on board, Easley provides a rush of color, shape and form that dramatizes contrasts on multiple levels. With a melding of impressionism, abstract, malleable surrealism and miniaturist detail, Easley builds images with energy and light that evoke a visceral connection in the viewer.

Easley's lifelong search for self-knowledge and the roots of enlightenment is reflected most in his surrealist art where he questions the nature of reality as we know it.