Tom's Blog

The Extra-Ordinary Ordinary

'I have learned to find the poetry
In what my hands can touch, my eyes can see.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.'

Christmas Carols

Des du temps jadis" (Of Yore)

One Picture is Not Worth a Thousand Words

The best way to express the art you create.

The Tom Sawyer Effect-Why Art Intrinsically Motivates

In “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, Mark Twain, writes that after Tom played hooky from school on Friday and dirtying his clothes in a fight...

The Poetry of Art

All of the creative arts are connected to one another. We find meaning, purpose and enjoyment in each...

How Novelty in Art Moves and Motivates Us

Barbara Hagerty, Journalist, Novelist, and Yale Law School Post-Graduate, said, “Our brains resist change, they rail against it...

The Centre of Interest, and the Influence of Complexity

Visual consistency and distributive complexity.

The Appreciation of Art

'Every Artist dips his brush into his own soul'

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean, have you encountered it?


A multi-sensory phenomenon of perception

An Unfinished Journey

A life long fascination with art