About



Artist Statement

After Mark Thomas received his BFA in painting from Kent State University, he moved to the Cleveland area. He found himself attracted to the decayed and forgotten areas of the city. He would often explore the industrial landscapes and rusty underbellies for inspiration. He was drawn to the organic patterns, colors and textures of the oxidized metal that dotted the city’s warehouse and bridges. It was then that he began to experiment with different types of enamels, paints and finishes. As well as tools for applying and stripping the layers of medium to achieve the half planned half random effect. These paintings are a direct reaction to his surroundings. Tough, man-made gritty and mixed with vibrancy and random organic patterns of nature.

Portfolio



  • All
  • 2000's
  • 2010's
  • 2020
  • 2021

  • Photography

Ballast #1

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #2

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #3


Enamel on canvas

Ballast #4

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #5

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #6

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #7

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #8

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #9

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #10

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #11

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #12

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #13

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #14

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #21

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #15

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #20

Enamel on Canvas

Ballast #23

enamel on canvas

Ballast #24

Enamel on canvas

Ballast #25

Enamel on canvas

Ballast #26

Enamel on canvas

Ballast #27

Enamel on canvas

Ballast #28

Enamel on canvas

Ballast #29

Enamel on canvas

Ballast #30

Enamel on canvas

Ballast #31

Enamel on canvas

Ballast Wall Covering

Enamel on canvas

Ballast Wall Covering

Enamel on canvas

Ballast Wall Covering

Enamel on canvas

Red,Oragne,Blue

Enamel on canvas

Red,Blue,White

Enamel on canvas

Orange,Green

Enamel on canvas

Unmade

Enamel on canvas

Ebb and Flow

Acrylic on canvas

Lost at Sea

Acrylic on canvas

An Endless Goodbye

Acrylic on canvas

Soft Distortion

Acrylic on canvas

Wish We Had More Time

Acrylic on canvas

Fear of Letting Go

Acrylic and Latex on canvas

Strange Day

Acrylic on canvas

Last Night

Acrylic on canvas

Coast #1

Acrylic on canvas

Coast #2

Acrylic on canvas

Vail #1

Enamel on Canvas

Vail #2

Acrylic on canvas

Vail #3

Acrylic on canvas

Divide

Acrylic on canvas

Before The Storm

Acrylic on canvas

Still Falling

Acrylic on canvas

Fade #1

Acrylic on canvas

Fade #2

Acrylic on canvas

Fade #3

Acrylic on canvas

Decent

Mixed Media on Panel

Fear of Sleep

Mixed Media on Panel

Give up the Ghost

Mixed Media on Panel

This isn't Happening

Mixed Media on Panel

Like Clockwork

Mixed Media on Panel

The Long Way Home

Mixed Media on Panel

Memory Serves

Mixed Media on Panel

Paper Tiger

Mixed Media on Panel

Sea Change

Mixed Media on Panel

Under Cover of Darkness

Mixed Media on Panel

Bluffs

Mixed Media on Panel

Little by Little

Mixed Media on Panel

You Are A Wolf

Chemotherapy Day 22

Brooklyn Bridge BLK

Empire BLK

Terminal Tower BLK

Freedom Tower BLK

Guardian BLK

Guardian #2 BLK

Flat Earth

Fly with Me

Mushroom

Float On

Range

Range #2

Range #3

North Coast

Lost With You

Sundays Without You