Tom Perkinson

Acrylic on Canvas
40.25 x 20.25 in
In the artist own words:
I call this style of painting Visionary. It has its roots in surrealism which I explored in the 1960's, 70's and 80's. In these paintings, I investigate Southwestern subject matter, including Native American art, sand paintings, pottery, weavings, Kachina figures, and the bright colors and drama of Native American dances and ceremonies. I simply start a painting with washes of color and let it develop into what it becomes, all the while participating in an intuitive mode, allowing a "state of flow" to occur as I paint. I am looking for figures to appear, and as I find them, I develop them in a chosen direction.