Featured Artist Tom Dimond

Artist Tom Dimond conceals and reveals memories and hidden meanings within his abstract, highly textural paintings. Visit his website to learn more.

 

"Book I" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Book I” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30″

 

I was born and raised in New England and now live in the south. I was trained in the traditional manner, attending an undergraduate school in Boston and a graduate school in Tennessee.

 

"Book II Shield" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Book II Shield” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30″

 

I have been a public school teacher, an art director for a national magazine, a gallery director and a university art professor for thirty-three years.

 

"Flower" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flower” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30″

 

I have always been interested in the ambiguity of pictorial space and the use of color to depict it.

 

"Reaching Out" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Reaching Out” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30″

 

Over a period of time I have formulated a direction that encompasses the manipulation of materials that convey feelings of familiarity and nostalgia for the viewer. My images may reflect man, the natural environment, images from personal history or suggest the deterioration of urban walls.

 

"Reunion" Mixed Media on Watercolor, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Reunion” Mixed Media on Watercolor, 22″ x 30″

 

The media and materials I employ for my mixed media collages include watercolor, acrylic paint, gestural lines, monoprints, scanned images printed on rice paper, found objects, pages from comic books, gum Arabic, modeling pastes, block out ink, sandpaper and watercolor paper.

 

"Six" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Six” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30″

 

Through a process of layering materials and paint to cover up, expose, and reveal images, I develop a surface that creates a state of ambiguity for the viewer and allows one to freely interpret the visual statement.

 

"Turning 30" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Turning 30″ Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30”

 

I have exhibited my work extensively in the southeast and nationwide in over two hundred competitive, invitational group and solo shows, and I have received many awards.

 

"Two Notes" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Two Notes” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30″

 

I was honored to be represented in the show “Southern Abstraction: Five Painters” that toured several museums in the southeast. My work has also been featured in “Collage at the End of the Twentieth Century” which was held at the ARTernatives Gallery in San Luis Opisbo, California.

 

"Walk Away" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Tom Dimond. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Walk Away” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 30″

 

My work is represented in both public and private collections including Equitable Life Insurance in New York City, Federal Reserve Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, Health Resources in Birmingham, Alabama, Asheville Art Museum, Greenville County Museum of Art and the South Carolina State Art Collection.

 

Artist Tom Dimond holding a demonstration at the Art Center. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Tom Dimond holding a demonstration at the Art Center

 

In the fall of 2018 I will be honored with a dual retrospective exhibition representing fifty years of making art with my wife Terry Jarrard-Dimond at the Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, South Carolina.

 

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