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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Tom S.

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Meet Tom S., a self-taught Heartside draftsman who creates intricate renderings using only a pen, pencil and straightedge.
Portrait of the artist in the studio

Portrait of the artist in the studio /Heartside Gallery and Studio

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1967 Impala and 1967Impala convertible

1967 Impala and 1967Impala convertible /Heartside Gallery and Studio

Empire State Building

Empire State Building /Heartside Gallery and Studio

Our featured artist for December is Tom S. 


Here's a little bit about Tom, in his own words:

Originally from Grand Rapids, Tom came to Heartside in 1999 and was homeless for some years. Tom has been doing art since he was very young. He likes to draw architecture, cars, landscapes, his own designs and some abstracts.  He makes miniatures of some of his designs, and builds his own furniture when needed.  He doesn’t do artwork on computers; everything is done with pens, pencils and straightedge.  Tom also likes to fix cars, bicycles and old TVs.  He does his own sewing and is a good cook that likes listening to 80’s music. 


Tom will be one of 25 artists selling work at our annual Holiday Sale Dec 2, 5-9pm and Dec 3, 12-6pm at Heartside Gallery and Studio 48 S. Division Ave.  Our show runs during the Holly Jolly GR event, so there will be trolleys, and TONS of spaces open downtown this weekend!


The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio is a monthly feature to highlight some of the wonderful people of the Heartside neighborhood.  Visit www.heartside.orgFacebook and our Flickr page to keep up with us, to learn about volunteering and other ways to get involved.

Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio, and can be reached at [email protected]

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