Tom Mattox Art and Inspiration

I believe we all have an innate ability to be creative and express ourselves in ways that are satisfying. For me, this is painting. When I paint, I enter a realm of joy and possibility that is nourishing for me and, I hope, for others. Sharing my work feels like the last step in the artistic process. I offer paintings for sale, borrow, and sometimes as gifts! Check out my art gallery here.

Reaching Up

Featured Painting October 2021 : Reaching Up

"Everyone is Creative. Everybody is talented, original and has something important to say. "~ Brenda Ueland.

Creativity, by it's nature, is something new, or something familiar expessed in a fresh way. It moves in the territory of the unknown. If you understand this, it's easier to step into. Sometimes, in the middle of a painting, there's a sense of not know where it's going, like you are in the middle of woods and don't know the way through, or even if there is a way. The goods news is that, in creative work, there is always a way. It's just the next thing that occurs to you, and then the next and the next. It also helps to know that whatever it is that inspired you to start and that has taken you this far, knows where it's going, and that it's going somewhere good.

Reaching Up is 16x20 in., Arylic on Canvas and is currently available ($145+Shipping). If you are interested in obtaining it, please contact me HERE