And Wise Men Came Bearing Gifts by Tom duBois
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And Wise Men Came Bearing Gifts by Tom duBois ~ Tom duBois has merged his love of art, poetry and music into an interesting and diverse career. His paintings of the Biblical stories of Noah’s Ark and the Nativity are a rich tapestry of research, color and imagination. For each image, duBois does extensive research, travel and photography - even sewing the costumes worn by his models.
"...and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy." - Matthew 2:9-10
About The Artist
Tom duBois’ outlook on life is eternally young. He has the gift of seeing through a child’s eyes – transforming the realistic into the magical. He is fond of a quote by Picasso, "Every child is an artist…the problem is remaining a child once you grow up.”
The artist’s unassuming and humble personality, combined with his outstanding talents, result in highly imaginative works of art unique to his creative genius. Always a delightful artist and guest at gallery shows, duBois has amazed and entertained his collectors with not only his artistic abilities, but also his acoustic guitar and songs.
duBois loves to travel for research on the animals and people featured in his paintings as well as for period clothing. The artist has been known to stop people on the street if they fit his idea for a person he plans to include in an image. And, with his winning smile and honest persona, he is rarely turned down by one of his potential "models.” With meticulous research and attention to detail, duBois creates rich, intricate works that astound the viewer.
Over a short period of years, duBois was catapulted to the pinnacle of the limited edition art world. His most famous images are from his Noah’s Ark Series, the Disney Discovery Collection, the phenomenal Hosanna, and other religious works of art. With sell-out editions on each release, duBois has established himself as an artist who captures the whole story in his paintings.
In the Noah’s Ark images, the artist created fantastic, colorful scenes depicting the construction of the Ark, the Ark as it sailed the endless water covering the earth, the gathering of the animals for their journey on the Ark, and the celebration of the waters receding as Noah and his family returned to land. duBois’ "Hosanna,” depicting Christ being led into the City of Jerusalem through the throngs of people who worshipped Him as He bestowed His love on them, is a masterpiece of creativity that has been compared to some of the world’s most admired religious works.
For the Disney Discovery Collection, duBois created amazing images featuring five of the Disney characters…Snow White, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and Cinderella…images that astounded the art world. Hidden within the images were characters and items from each story…to view one of these works is truly incredible.
duBois is a unique talent whose imagination knows no bounds.
Click here to see his very latest masterpiece The American Spirit