Thomas LaGue is an American artist working in a variety of media. LaGue’s painting reflects in part his early work as a modern dancer. LaGue currently lives in Nashville, TN, where his work can be seen throughout the city.
I was, for many years, a modern dancer. I see my paintings as an extension of my efforts as a dancer to fill, divide, shape, and control a space with rhythm, breath, and color.
For me, paint on the surface is the most pleasing achievement. To represent a realistic image is not my job when I paint. Archetypes are a huge element in all art, and my intention is often to reduce shapes or images to evoke archetypal forms.
An abstraction will evoke a personal reaction unique to each individual viewer. If I am successful, what occurs on the canvas results in a pure emotional response.
Thomas LaGue2622 Ashwood Ave.Nashville, TN 37212(615) 269-6333
Faux Finish Painter/ Artist 1985 – present
Residential and commercial in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, New York, South Carolina, Louisiana, Atlanta, Maryland, Dallas, Delaware, Saudi Arabia
Faux Finishes Exhibited
Nashville War Memorial BuildingOverton Traveler’s Rest MuseumBusinesses and Private Residences
Art Works Exhibited
Portland Brew – Oil Paintings 2007- 20083431 Murphy RdNashville, TN 37203(615) 292-9010
2605 12th Avenue SouthNashville, TN 37204(615) 292-9004
Local Color Gallery – Oil Paintings Nashville, TN 1994
Faisons Restaurant – Oil Paintings Nashville, TN 1987
M.F.A (Dance) New York University, NY, 1977BA (Sociology) University of California, Berkley, CA, 1971