Viewing the Fine Art of Thomas Broadfoot is rather like being taken into another world and having my core values, beliefs, and my general thinking highly challenged as to what is real and what is not.
Thomas Boradfoot has a way of getting inside the viewers head, and it truly feels like an analysis of one's core thoughts are being taken to the max.
Thrilled with colors, shimmer, and shine, and then further challenged with forms which at first glance may often seem familiar. But part of the imagery is always elusive to the point of asking oneself 'is this what I think?'.
All of this is a very normal reaction for me, and I am sure others, when viewing the Fine Art Of Thomas Broadfoot. Needless to say, Thomas is an artist who's works I admire greatly, and I freely admit to having attempted to try and replicate some of his style with mere failures; the end results being too humorous to share, and yet the attempts are the highest compliments I could pay an artist of such calibre.
Thomas says of himself "As a self-taught digital artist, I thrive on interpreting my ideas about our world and other worlds beyond, mixing reality and mystery by using tools of the 21st century to create art. My work has been influenced by my love of sci-fi stories, history, politics, science, and current events. While many of the landscapes appear to be photo-realistic, there are no photos used in creating the scenes. Among some of my greatest joys is the opportunity to create images that exist nowhere on this planet but within my own mind. Technology allows me to emulate traditional art media and techniques through several computer applications to create textures and shapes. I'm able to create and then assemble objects, skies, and terrains in the 3D graphics application, Vue.
Most of my images begin on a blank electronic canvas and expand layer upon layer. By creating my own vegetation, atmospheres, and terrains, I can then combine them into a myriad of land or seascapes. Just as any artist does, I pay particular attention to composition, color palette, lighting, and perspective. Every day I have dedicated time to creating art. I also keep up with new techniques via industry periodicals and internet research.
While my landscapes often remind viewers of places they recall, there is something intentionally otherworldly in the work. Collectors of my work appreciate it for its style, color, and textural appeal.
My current work investigates environmental devastation through surrealistic landscapes."
As you can see, his intent is to present us with intentional otherworldly imagery, and he succeeds completely.
Have you ever thought you have seen the true horizon with the earths' roundness? I have. But Thomas creates it.
In this work we can immediately see the Sci-Fi, but ultra mixed with a dose of reality.
Further to this our minds are questioned with "end of world" themes, which although everyone questions, Thomas Braodfoot lays in front of us, fully confronting us with the idea of our own demise - at the hands of our own greed and lack of care for the earth.
2012? Who knows?
In a unique style, Thomas' Broadfoot has also had his work published as a bookcover. As his work covers so many varied subjects, it is no surprise that artworks of this calibre are wanted by authors.
On a personal note, I have a deep love for Morano Glass and the shimmering solidarity of the forms, and there are times I could swear that Thomas Broadfoot appeals to my love of this glass, tempting me to collect more - every time he creates a shimmering artwork he reminds me of my love of this beautiful glass, and yet in his own artistic manner his work surpasses that of my beloved glass. Maybe one day there will be "Broadfoot Glass". I would like to think so. Below are some of my favorites. I would defy anyone to not be entranced by the forms Thomas creates.
Thomas Broadfoot is also not alien to photography, and yet still that specular solidity of form is ever present.
In showing Thomas's works here, I have to say that with most artists, I can always select a few personal favorites, but no matter how hard I try, Mr Broadfoot confounds me, and within his beautiful portfolio, all works are favorites because each one appeals on a different plane of thought.
Please take a moment out of your day to visit the portfolio of Thomas Broadfoot. I promise you a unique experience! Each image is clickable and will take you to the image as a print for sale, but to view all his works please visit Art BySilent - Thomas Broadfoot
Please remember that no artists works on my blog are in the public domain. Each image above is copyright, all rights reserved by Thomas Broadfoot.