Thommas' artworks are a reflection of the themes and events that shape our lives, viewed through a lens of magical realism. He uses egg tempera or acrylic and oil paint to create figurative images that attempt to capture everything from the essence of humanity, to everyday events and the magical mysteries of existence.
His drive to create art comes from a need to express himself thoughts and ideas and to explore the challenges and dilemmas that arise during the painting process. Thommas sees the canvas as a space for experimentation and problem solving, where he can test new ideas and techniques in pursuit of a greater understanding and mastery of the art of painting.
His artistic process involves careful preparation, sketching and planning the work before he start painting. Thommas works with egg tempera and oil paint in many layers and use bright colors and textures to create depth and complexity to the works. He aims to create images that resonate with the viewer on an emotional level and hopes to spark wonder and curiosity about the world around us.
Through his use of magical realism, he seeks to challenge conventional notions of reality by exploring the deeper meaning and symbolism inherent in everyday events. By depicting human challenges and successes in a surreal and otherworldly way, he hopes to inspire viewers to look at their own lives with a sense of curiosity and the possibility of creating something new.
Ultimately Thommas' goal as an artist is to create paintings that are both beautiful and thought-provoking. He sees the canvas as a space for exploration and discovery, where the creative process can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our place in the world… nothing less.