Tom Peyton

The Opening
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Joy Raising
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To whom it may concern:

I desire to rebuke the idea that telling you where I come from, or what has happened to me is more interesting than my art. deny that I am an overly private person who feels the fact that I am originally from a small town in the Midwest, somewhere close to Danville, Illinois, is really none of your business!

Where did he go to school?

However, I feel it is necessary to deal with the issue of my education. Whether I went to school or not is irrelevant. What is relevant is my ability to paint. My ability to manipulate the medium I am using. That is what its important here. I will neither confirm nor deny the fact that I have a degree in advertising design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Who has he studied with?

I know usually there is some great master the artist has worked with to improve his painting abilities. Again, I will neither confirm nor deny the rumor that I am a self-taught artist. What matters is that I make art. If it reminds someone of the style of Georgia O'Keefe or Jackson Pollack, I freely admit that I have never met either of these wonderful artists in my thirty years of painting. Which would make it impossible to say that they have had an impact on my painting talent.

Are you multi-talented?

If I were to admit to having talents other than painting, say in : writing, acting, or design, that could open me up to media critics calling me " a creative genius." I reject, reprove and condemn any allegation that I possess more or less talent than others. I will admit to the fact that I do not watch much TV and this could lead to this assertion.

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