Thursday, March 18, 2010

Doorways

My time here in New Mexico is winding down. As some of you know, I have been going through a divorce~ which is now complete. I will be returning to Ohio in the next few months to be closer to friends & family. Although the door may be closing on one aspect of my life here~ I want to let you all know that I intend to leave the window open for my art. In spite of the bitter~ there is a sweetness in the discovery of so many beautiful things that I will always carry with me and feel compelled to continue expressing through my work. If anything~ being removed this place may make my studies more acute?! I have shot over 20,000 images in the two years that I have been here. Even though I have more than enough reference material for this life time, I intend to make my way back as often as possible, and may one day return for good. In the mean time~ I just want to thank everyone for your kind words and for your support of my work! Muchas Gracias!

PS: Be on the lookout for a Midwestern addition to my blog...

8 comments:

Kerri Settle said...

I hope the future from here holds many great things for you, and I look forward to seeing more of your art. And over 20,000 images? Impressive! You really must have a treasure trove of references to pull from for life; my camera feels neglected in comparison!

Jeb said...

I look forward to seeing those 20,000 pics turn into some nice paintings. I really like the way you capture the Southwest. Best of Luck!

Ann Rogers said...

Good luck as a new door opens for you and your artwork. Will look forward to seeing what is next from your easel!

-Don said...

New beginnings... but with an arsenal of past experiences and images to pull inspiration from. I foresee good things, my friend.

-Don

r garriott said...

I am so sorry to hear you are moving back to Ohio. I guess I kind of hoped I'd run into you someday down in NM. Only the best kind of wishes for you, Tom. You're a great painter! Onward...

Tom Pohlman said...

Thank you for the well-wishes everyone! I am starting to get excited about the next chapter~ all the positive energy will definitely need to be channeled somewhere ;>) I think some large pieces are on the horizon when I finally get resettled 1500 miles east of here and 6400 ft closer to sea level.

R~ You KNOW I'm coming back~ eventually! Maybe we can do a shot of prune juice together? lol

girl absessed with game said...

good luck is waiting for you. I real like your painting style. You are bound to make it.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Just found you last post and know I am late commenting... Life is a journey... enjoy... Looking forward to your next chapter.
Ohio is where I am originally from too.(near the Lake) I love how light and colors are so different and beautiful from different areas. Traveling always inspires me and out west... just gorgeous. I know how it can grip you.