Thomas Kawall Creative Finishes

Thomas Kawall Creative Finishes

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Thomas S. Kawall, B 1948, Northeastern Illinois University, BA Degree Art Education 1973. Based in Grand Rapids, MI. Proprietor of past businesses, Fine Art Framing, Airbrush Illustration and Photo Retouching, Creative Finishes, interior faux finish specialist airbrush marbling, simulated wallpaper, Trompe l Oeil, stained glass, swimming pools graphics, free hand graining, custom furniture finishing, color consulting. Past employment: Corporate Technical Coatings and Color consultant. Self-taught airbrush artist. Airbrush techniques freehand, techniques I developed puzzle masking, bridge masking, pixel imaging. Using these techniques Endangered Species, Species in the Skies, Fronts and Transformers. These techniques eliminate drawing on the surface, cutting the surface, creating a softer airbrushed image and smooth professional surface. The mediums acrylic paints, gesso sprayed on canvas, or illustration board. Art interests Abstract Expressionism, Photo – Imagery, Hard Edge and geometric Color. The Color Field Series 101, 201 a retrospective of Abstract Expressionists Art, using raw stretched canvas and applying straightforward bold washes,. The washes develop the transparent overlays of double shading or middle mixture, developing a spatial level on the same surface or optical penetration. The raw canvas enhances the intermingling of color and adds suede like finish to the artwork.
Artist Statement:
My theory of art, after all is created and done, art is a self-expression of a creative experiment of a thought process. In art there’s no final solution, just a demand for an unending performance that invites constant reconsideration.




Series: Color Fields 101, Field No3




Photo-Imagery