Thomas Solomon is an award winning fine artist and illustrator who successfully straddles the twin spheres of high-art and graphic design-as art. His visual gamut runs from portraiture to landscapes to abstract to branding, web and print design and much more.
Solomon wields a pallet that is simple to nuanced, to bright and colorful hues. Influenced first and foremost by the immediacy of what he sees, feels and experiences, he has always loved nature and his unique local environment with its varying lines and complimentary color schemes.
While he uses a variety of materials and processes in each project, his methodology is consistent. There may not always be material similarities between his different projects - yet they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. That subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work.
Often, each project consists of multiple works, and in a range of different media, with colors grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production, new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
Artists like Picasso, Chagall, and Van Gogh have influenced Thomas Solomon’s work. With sketchbook close at hand, he constantly draws in an intensive interaction with environment at hand, ever informed by a unique aesthetic lens; sometimes the drawings are left in the sketchbook and other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed images. And such is the dynamic process of serious, world-changing art.