Tom McAleer

Native Rhode Islander Tom McAleer is one of the most prolific and disciplined artists I know. He manages to be a full time artist while still retaining a 9 to 5 job. Tom makes two paintings a day. That's right, TWO A DAY - one on the way to work, one on the way home. (Nothing like visiting an artist's studio and being able to choose from among 700 paintings!) Tom's fluid and spontaneous plein air paintings capture the spirit and movement of his subject matter, be it an old building or a windy day in the botanical gardens. Working outdoors gives him the change to "refocus on the daily rhythm of life and how it relates to the rhythm of nature." Tom is also influenced by the raw, creative passion of outsider artists at the Top Drawer Art Center, a local organization he helped found two years ago. For more information about Tom McAleer's work please contact YES Gallery + Studio at yesgalleryandstudio@gmail. or (401) 245-7174

1 comment:

pix chix said...

happened into YES back in april and felt an immediate connection to tom's paintings. i can't be certain if it's the colors or the movement of the pieces, but i love them.