My work involves an intuitive and energetic exploration of color, texture, form, line and juxtaposition.


This exploration involves ritualistic processes as well as scientific inquiry, chance and humor.


I am particularly interested in the tensions developed within multiple levels of concurrently occurring natural systems,  processes and how we are affected by them.

Recently satellite images and images from the Hubble telescope have provided much information and inspiration for my work. This especially involves patterns found in erosion and growth.


I believe that the study of these highly complex sublimely ordered logical processes may serve to inform us spiritually and scientifically providing deeper insight into the mysteries of life and our place in the universe.


Within this perspective, paint becomes more than just another medium. For  me it is a transformative alchemical sacrament.


Tom Curtis, 2012










Artist's Statement