“I paint and draw to inspire. I create to leave history and bring us together as humans dealing with heartache, trials, and victories. I want to leave the person viewing my work better than they came.”
“Body of Christ” Mixed Media on canvas, 36”x48” by Thomas Elias Lockhart III.
THE MOST DIVERSE MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST WHOSE SPIRIT-DRIVEN PROCESS TELLS THE UNIQUE STORIES OF HIS ART’S INCEPTION. BEGINNING WITH A BLANK CANVAS, THE PROCESS IS WHAT MAKES THE JOURNEY UNIQUE.
Traditionally, creating art and painting a piece starts with a clean slate, a blank white canvas. The crisp and clean palette can accept any color or texture. The same is true for a black canvas. It is just as welcoming and receiving, embracing any colors it serves. The difference is the depth and richness.
I begin the creation of my pieces with a blank black canvas, bringing instant depth and contrast to the art. Then, using a white crayon or pencil, I sketch out what I see in my mind’s eye, what has been given to me in a dream or by the spirit of God. My inspirations come from all around me, even from music and movement to life stories and current events. There is a magic behind each piece’s journey from conception to completion that manifests itself at the final destination of the purchaser’s wall. Layering elements of fabric, paper, and metal, I will infuse a variety of textures to match the intricate lines of these creations.
“The Mothership” Mixed Media on Canvas, 36”x48” by Thomas Elias Lockhart III.
Creating a painting varies from medium to medium and from individual to individual. My process is as unique as the ability to flow between genres and techniques. When asked what is my style… All of them.