S. Thomas Sierak
Many people refer to the “good old days,” but S. Thomas Sierak thinks these are the good old days…of tomorrow. With that concept in mind, he finds and paints the bonds between children, parents and grandparents, as well as moods and feelings that are universal and timeless. “I like to think that I’m portraying tomorrow’s memories today,” he says. Sierak is a native New Englander who graduated from the Vesper George School of Art in Boston, then chose pastels as his medium of expression. He prefers the somewhat rarefied technique because it allows him to draw and color at the same time. They also project a “just-painted” look almost always and their colors stay vibrant a good long time. Many publishers, exhibitions and collectors have made note of his work. His honors include the Pastel Society West Coast Award, the Edwin Harris Memorial Award and “Best in Show” awards at the South Portland Art Festival in Maine and the Chelmsford Fourth of July Art Show in Massachusetts. His art has graced many a cover of Reminisce and Ideals magazines, as well as an issue of The Artist’s Magazine. It also has been exhibited across the country as part of the Art for the Parks tour, the Wild Wings Fall Festival and ArtExpo New York.