Adam Thomas is an Chicago-based artist who creates abstract artworks inspired by landscapes. The artist paints in oils, often mixed with wax medium and applied using a palette knife, to build up dense, fields of geometric marks that speak to the colour and tone of a particular sky in a particular place.
I’m really enjoying Adam’s abstract paintings -- the way the artist applies the paint, with small, uniform marks that overlap slightly, creates a sense of shimmering movement in each image, like the viewer is looking through a blurred piece of glass at a dynamic landscape or watching a sunset while it happens. The artist’s colour palettes vary greatly, though Adam seems to have a good eye for selecting colour combinations that evoke a particular mood or atmosphere.
The artist also demonstrates impressive skill with figurative subject matter -- in his paintings of clouds and animals, Adam utilizes the smooth blending capabilities of his favoured medium to create sharply defined images of recognizable subjects.