Generally, each artist’s mind is a wellspring of ideas and complex emotions that periodically overflows, thus creating works of art that will inevitably inspire countless emotions and ideas in the hearts and minds of those with whom the art is shared. For artist Thom Glick, the relationship he has with the public is deepened even further by his compulsion to push the limits of form, while still maintaining the basic subject at hand.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Glick moved to Columbus to attend Columbus College of Art and Design, where he graduated with honors and as the “most outstanding illustrator” of his class. From there, he started painting murals at Trader Joe’s.
Today, however, there doesn’t seem to be a medium or market he hasn’t covered with his unique illustrative style. He’s stroked his way through advertising, editorial, educational, fashion, film, gallery, greeting cards, murals and publishing. Most recently, his creative clout has been dedicated to the design of an album cover for Crush Management (who work with Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy and The Pack).
Glick’s own inspiration is drawn from those closest to him—his family, friends and girlfriend. “I feel so grateful to have such a great group of people in my life,” he says. “We're able to lean on each other to make it through the rough spots, and we're excited to celebrate the successes. Just having these people in my life keeps me striving to work harder and harder.”
Though he’s a tenacious worker by nature, it’s his inspiration that wills him to new heights with the onset of each piece. “My biggest inspiration comes from the idea that if I work hard enough, it is possible that long after I’m dead, people will still be interested in my work,” says Glick. “It’s the next best thing to immortality.”
Keep the dream alive and visit www.thomglick.com.