Having worked with watercolor for many years, Tom Sokol has developed a style displaying an unregimented interpretation of reality. He seeks to create images which take advantage of the special properties of this challenging medium.
Tom augmented his interest in watercolor during an extended stay in Japan where he studied the art of Sumi-e, an ancient form of painting emphasizing the simple beauty of each stroke of the brush. This experience carries over to his brush technique in watercolor.
Tom was educated as an architect, and he maintained his interest in art throughout his architectural career.
He works well with beginning students. Currently a volunteer instructor with the KIDS Program of the Southwest School of Art, he teaches elementary school children in basic principles of architecture.