My name is Tom Blessum, and I am a photographic artist, focused on creating beautiful wall art. My prints are clean and colorful, with unique, contemplative imagery that is easy to lose yourself in.
Though primarily a self-directed photographic artist, I also do art reproductions for painters and other visual artists. I am also available for client work including commissioned art, portraiture, event, and commercial photography. (Visit my photography services website at www.EarthshinePhoto.com.)
As a child I was introduced to art and music at an early age and it has clearly influenced the way I see the world. I learned drawing, painting, and woodworking, played the piano, the guitar, and the banjo, and was also introduced to... a little Brownie. The Brownie camera was about as simple as photography got back then, but it was the beginning of a lifelong passion of exploration, creation, and self-expression.
My formal educational background is in mathematics, computer science, and systems design, in addition to studying photography, writing, residential construction, project management, training curriculum development, real estate, and sustainability. My work experiences have varied from blue-collar to white-collar; from a Fortune 200 corporation, to a non-profit, to owning several small businesses. I have cooked in restaurants, built houses, coached executives, and developed software systems. I am an artist, writer, educator, photographer, philosopher, and carpenter, living with my wife at 9,000 feet, in the mountains of southern New Mexico.
My Open Edition and Limited Edition fine art canvas and metal prints can be seen at various exhibitions and events around New Mexico. If you are ever in the little village of Cloudcroft, stop by and say hello at Earthshine Photography Gallery. We are located on the boardwalk, at 500 Burro Ave.