Thom Buchanan probably has more projects--and more ideas--going than anyone I know. A conversation with him leaves me excited about a million things; fantastic illustrators I've never heard of, education projects for young people, philosophies of art (and just about everything else), and new art techniques to name just a few.
Not only are his paintings gorgeous, but his design sense and willingness to experiment lifts them far above the ordinary!
He travels to do illustration projects and murals, works on commissions in his studio, and once in awhile joins me for a night of drawing and conversation at the Denver Illustration Studio.
And he launched a Kickstarter project for a monograph of his works!
As you can see from the works I've posted above, Thomas Buchanan is a fantastic artist. He is someone whose work and ideals are a contribution--not just to other artists, but to art itself.
I love this kind of Kickstarter project! Kickstarters provide the books that the publishing industry won't; most of the big houses which used to provide quality volumes are simply appendices to other big-money-making industries. They might promote pop culture, but they don't contribute much to quality culture. And while resources found on the internet are great, there's nothing like having a physical art book to study. Art books are still a inspiration and a staple in my studio, and in the studios of my friends.
Thomas Haller Buchanan's abilities are wide ranging, from murals...
...to striking likenesses of celebrities past and present...
...to beautiful quick-sketches!
And a specialty is authentically lovely women. Thom said: