Artist Statement of Thomas Tustin

My art is an exploration between the fantasy and reality. Using oil paint as my medium, I challenge the viewer’s assumptions and viewpoints of how we perceive the subject. My approach to painting uses classical methods with a modern technique to capture the vibrancy of my subjects. My work is always changing, pushing boundaries, and developing into something new. In the end, I want to break the viewer of their assumptions and biases and make them see the subject in a new light.