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Tom Sarmo
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Details!
http://www.tomsarmo.com/home  A little fellow--a tiny detail from The Wizard . Helikon Gallery's director and fellow illustrator Cayce Goldberg suggested we produce a book to go along with my exhibition, and I was blown away by his creative approach to book...

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Two Big Nose Breaks (from painting)!
 Preliminary sketches for The Man in the Moon sculpture (below).    After making all the pictures for Innate Tapestries, I needed a break from painting. Had a chance to be in a "Munny" show at a neat little shop/gallery called Cooper and Dash in Downtown De...

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My Solo Show and Book Release at Helikon Gallery
https://helikongallery.com/gallery/archive/the-endless-stage-tom-sarmo/ My first ever Solo Exhibition is coming up soon--on June 14th!--and I'm excited to be showing a variety of works! Plus the gallery has published a limited edition, 96 page book filled w...

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Thoughts from 2015
http://tomsarmo.blogspot.com/ Had an interview a couple years back with Annie Aqua at Helikon Gallery.  I recently read it over and still agree with my thoughts on question 3 :)  What do you think? Here's the link:   Helikon Interview   Anyway, thanks for c...

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Workshops at Art Makers Denver 2017!
http://www.tomsarmo.com/ I'm returning again to Art Makers Denver, and this year's urban retreat is going to be even better than the last three! I'll be teaching two workshops over the three days. http://www.tomsarmo.com/ My Designing and Drawing Costumes W...

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Harmonie at Helikon Gallery & Studios
New show! From the Helikon site: "Two
highly notable artists of illustration and the figurative arts come
together in Harmonie , an exhibit featuring the intersection of styles
and sensibilities between the figurative paintings of George Pratt and
Felip...

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DINK 2017
Had the chance to show work at DINK this year! It took quite a bit of prep work, but was worth it. It was a good time, and I met a ton of great folks who stopped by the booth I shared with Ryan Morse and Clay Brooks. Here's the only shot I got of part of ou...

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The Great John D. Batten
John Dickson Batten (1860-1932) has been a favorite illustrator since I was a kid. While not as celebrated as many of his contemporaries, his pen work illustrations and works in tempera are amazing. This image of a group of frog-like goblins remains a favor...

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Preliminary Sketches
I'm working away at a bunch of paintings for an upcoming solo show at Helikon Gallery. One of my favorite ways to relax away from the studio is adding pen-work to my preliminary sketches for those paintings.  The original prelims are most often loose, red-p...

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Recent Drawings from My Sketchbooks
http://www.tomsarmo.com Some recent, selected works from a variety of sketchbooks.  These fellows are spontaneous drawings from my head, with the exception of the blue lantern--drawn using an actual lantern as reference.  Sketching is almost as good as medi...
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