Mielkos world, wicker slowly unravels from a deck chair, a
bicycle is a vehicle to declare eternal love, seashells are jewels,
and a beach shack from a bygone era is an intriguing treasure. Tom
Mielko - An Artists Journey, chronicles the 30 year career
of The Master of Romantic Realism in over 100 beautiful, full color
images that allow us to experience life through his optimistic oeuvre.
With a gentle palette, he takes us to places that are safe and comforting,
where love and joy are within our grasp. What
is Romantic Realism?
biography shows him recording a Nantucket that few have known and
reveals his mastery at painting the luminous dream that is America.
This artists journey is of a storyteller with
a brush who believes in happy endings. The book is a wonderful gift.
awhile you notice that Toms art, rooted as it is in feelings
and emotions, has a wonderfully sneaky way of leading us into insights...Tom
likes to play with structure and form, which sounds restrictive
until you realize that this sort of artistic discipline allows the
artist to leave a small story somewhere in the image.
the Foreword by John Stanton
distinctive aspect of Mielkos paintings are their inter-personal
experience. The gentle consciousness of each painting is as if one
had come by a path and upon his composition, and the artist has
magically placed the love setting onto his canvas unspoiled.
Haller, Director of Haller Gallery, New York City, New York
in Nantucket or Santa Barbara, Tom Mielko is an artist of light.
Through his love of the vicissitudes of nature and the human beings
in it, he gives us not only these beautiful landscapes, but ourselves
in the mystery of them.
Rose Kingma, Author