Thomas Faires Biography
"Wisdom begins in wonder." Socrates
I am is a multi-medium painter who approaches each painting as a way to visually tell a story. Although I did not study art when I was young, I have always had an interest in art which I pursued through frequent visits to the Art Gallery of Ontario and countless smaller galleries in and around Toronto.
Eventually my interest developed into a desire to create my own art, evolving from wood carving, to drawing in pastels, and painting in acrylics, oils, and watercolours. Quickly turning into more than just an interest or hobby, and although I was in my forties, I was encouraged by my wife, Patrizia, a mosaic artist, to finally study art. In 2006 I received my Certificate in Fine Art from George Brown College.
I have and continue to study books on artists and their techniques; I studied under a Toronto-based artist; and have explored the wide-ranging styles of many other artists from the old masters to contemporary painters.