26 de noviembre de 2015

TOM ROOT

TOM ROOT


TOM ROOT


TOM ROOT


TOM ROOT


TOM ROOT

Biography:
Tom Root was born in Huntsville, Alabama. He studied drawing and painting at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, under Aaron Shikler N.A. and Deane G. Keller, and at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
Early on, Tom was interested in being a part of a contemporary figurative revival. He loved historic portraiture but intensely disliked modern formula-based commercial portraiture and desired to see contemporary portraiture reconnected with fine art. This has been the goal of much of his work.
Tom Root is a portrait artist who works in the Old World style of painting a portrait from life, and having his subject "sit" for their painting. Rather than paint from a photography session, Tom believes he can better depict his subjects if he learns who they are during the typical week-long portrait session. With this process, his subjects’ strengths, vulnerabilities, emotions and even their thoughts exude off of his canvases.
Since the artist paints from life, no time can be wasted during the sitting, and his paintings simultaneously have a sense of being "in the now" as much as being timeless in their execution...//


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TOM ROOT


TOM ROOT


TOM ROOT


TOM ROOT

...//The artists states: "This is what I do with children: If I decide on a pose where the child is looking away, I use video. If the child is looking at me, books on tape. Children need to be painted quickly. I have tried over the years to speed up my process, experimenting with various canvases and approaches.
There are some hard-to-predict variables:
The available light source when I’m on the road
Temperament of the child-some are more wiggly than others
Me, oftentimes I’m able to quickly do whatever I want on the canvas, amazing even myself, but occasionally I’m just not "on" and have to sweat it out.
I’m easy and low-key with the children. -I try to direct parents away from correcting them:"Sit still for Mr. Root!" and thus making me an enemy. Children usually sit better than their parents expect them to -. I like to decide on the pose and characterization by watching the child in unguarded moments, at dinner, etc.–how they carry themselves and interact w/ others. I believe in presenting children naturally, and not too gussied up or rigidly presented as though they were a piece of expensive furniture".
The artist studied drawing and painting at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, under Aaron Shikler N.A. and Deane G. Keller, and at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. In addition to being a painter, Tom Root is also a songwriter, musician, and a writer of children’s stories. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, painter Peggy Root, and their two children.


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