You must hopefully know by now that I'm not just a fanboy for the panel arts, but a fanboy for art of the ages. As a teen student at the Art Institute of Chicago, I was enamored of Rembrandt and would visit his art daily at lunchtime. His published etchings and drawings were a constant source of inspiration. His 1654 sketch of Hendrickje Stoffels, below, never ceases to impress me for its qualities of light and mood, spontaneously accomplished with the few simple bold strokes of a brush with brown wash.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.