Salon de Sortir | February 21, 2019

Our Salon de Sortir with Lakeland artist Tommy Simpson was a huge success.

If you joined us for this event, thank you. Tommy Simpson is an artist, woodworker, sculptor, furniture maker, painter and poet, a true original in the art world. Internationally recognized, he works in nearly every medium and it was an honor to spend the evening with him.

Artist Bio

Tommy Simpson’s artwork transcends craftsmanship, fine art, and whimsy.  He is an “imaginist” who has worked in nearly every medium, including; woodworking, painting, printmaking, clay, woodcarving, bookmaking, jewelry, and even prose. In each work of art, the artist “puzzles together” his personal and cultural references into a signature blend of joyfulness and subtle commentary.

“The ultimate goal,” Tommy says, “is to bring the artwork to life, so that the viewer can identify the human spirit behind the work, and experience its poetry.”

Salon de Sortir
February 21, 2019

“Regardless of the medium, there is a readily identifiable Simpson style, a vocabulary of forms, and a palette that are unmistakable. Whether he is making a piece of furniture or forms, or purely nonfunctional object, whether it is two dimensional or three, whether is monumental or intimate in size, Simpson’s forms are organic and voluptuous.”

Tommy Simpson