Upper West Restaurant celebrates the art of Thomas Mercer Hartman with an opening reception on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The solo exhibition titled “Explorations” will feature fourteen recent works by the artist.

See articles in the Huffington Post and Westside Today, an insert included in this week’s Santa Monica Mirror, Century City News, and Brentwood News.

If you have attended an artist reception at Upper West, you’ll remember, Upper West knows how to throw a fantastic art party. Hartman will be in attendance. A successful designer, Hartman runs his own design consultant business (IQ Magic) in Santa Monica. He has also been painting since he was in college. “Explorations” will include paintings from various series created over the past several years.
Mar 12 2017 72dpi ThomasMercerHartman MOSS POND-2015
Image: Moss Pond, 2015, Acrylic and lacquer on panel, 32” x 80”

One of his works titled Moss Pond brings to mind the paintings of the legendary artist Monet. Hartman explained his inspiration, “It has an ethereal sense of place. While exploring with surface qualities and color this piece began to resemble a pond. Once the concept had exposed the work was to determine how to enhance the piece without painting a pond. Color juxtaposition, nuanced values and a ‘dance’ of hue changes provide a visual choreography that represents a watery habitat.”

To find out more about the artist, Thomas Hartman, or his design business, check out his websites http://www.mercerprojects.com  http://www.IQMAGIC.net

What Opening reception
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404
When: March 12, 2017, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Phone: 310 586-1111
Website: http://www.theupperwest.com