Thursday, May 3, 2012

Courage by Tom Edgerton

Cause to celebrate! Tom Edgerton has received a Certificate of Excellence for his painting "Courage" in the 2012 Portrait Society of America International Competition. Tom is a world-class artist and his portraits have been honored in this prestigious competition in previous years. His work speaks for itself, but I get to speak up for him (since he is way too modest) and say how very much I appreciate his teaching and how much I enjoy watching him constantly raise the bar for himself and for his students. It's exciting, it's fun, and his paintings clearly enrich people's lives.

This painting seems to say something about living fully and richly. How is it that something that is strictly superficial (paint on canvas) points the way to a lasting beauty that is beyond appearances? Well done, Tom.

1 comment:

  1. Well, Mel, thanks so much for this recognition and affirmation. I'm honored you chose to post it.

    Thanks, too, for the energy and enthusiasm you bring to class. It makes it fun to teach. And your work just gets better.

    See you Tuesday...