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Morning StArt with Tom van der Sloot

March 3, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am


Foothills Art Center – Creative Campus
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401 United States

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March 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning StArt is a joint one-hour coffee meetup program designed to bring artists in the area together with the Golden community to meet and talk about art. Come and grab a cup of coffee with a local artist, Tom van der Sloot, https://www.justtomsart.com/

Artist Statement:

“I am from Upstate New York, and before that lived in West Virginia, Tennessee and Alberta, where I was born. My painting career did not start until relatively recently; I began painting consistently right before the onset of covid. While I did not paint for the majority of my life I liked to doodle and create digital artwork on Adobe Illustrator before I went to school for Industrial Design. There I learned to sketch prototypes of my product ideas, rendering them almost exclusively in alcohol markers. During that time, I also learned to use 3d modeling programs to make photorealistic renderings of potential product ideas. I believe this experience contributed to the controlled nature of my linework. It was not until around early 2022 that I properly defined my processes, and I am a strong proponent of the idea that these processes will always need refinement as I continue my artistic journey.

Much of my works and compositions are inspired by thoughts and ideas I have when I am in that dreamlike right before falling asleep, late at night during the witching hours, or on a long drive through the prairies and mountains of western America. Ultimately what I am aiming for with my work is to illustrate my subconscious in as accurate a way as possible while maintaining a balance between light and dark. While my work tends to lend itself to the surrealist realm, most of my artistic role models are impressionist and post-impressionist.”