T.S. McFadden was born in a small town in Ohio and raised in the country. He is based in New York.
He has sculpted and painted since he was a child and is self-taught but for a handful of private lessons. He studied in the fine arts, graduated from Kent State University and has spent time in Europe studying other artists.
Energy, emotion and circumstance direct him. He uses layers of color to examine, define and mask an inner world. Organic and graphic elements invade the space, push the calm and subdue the conflict.
He considers his creativity intrinsic and his pronouncement of it solely environmental. He is a painter and a sculptor, a published author, a writer of poetry and music, a furniture designer and whatever else the moment he is living in requires him to be.
His artwork is owned by private collectors throughout the United States and Europe and can be found in fine art galleries.
Currently, McFadden continues to work on his recycled series “MOTHER”. This one-of-a-kind series is unique and compelling, giving insight to the working mind of this intuitive artist. Both thought provoking and visually powerful, it strikes a beautiful balance between logic and abstract expression.
McFadden has been recycling and saving materials since the beginning of his career. His longtime passion for the environment has been a continued source of inspiration for him.
I have been told by more than a few “art insiders” that I should keep my work separate, on separate sites – so as not to confuse with my multitude of unrelated projects and bursts of energy.
But, if you are to understand me as an artist, shouldn’t you be as confused as I am? Shouldn’t you be seeing my vision as I do as it unfolds? That’s my reality, come on it!
So against conventional wisdom, here on my website, you will find the many creative branches of my brain. They are what make me “the artist,” all of them. The images here represent just some of my work. Some pieces are still available, some are not. To date I have created thousands of pieces. They mostly consist of small collections from each phase of my intuitive journey.
The handsome guy in the photo above is my trusted assistant, Jasper, who understands that putting his nose in every single thing I am working on surely must be an essential component of my process. He’s correct. He’s our second rescue. Our first was present in my studio for almost every single piece of work I created over the course of many years. When we lost him, I couldn’t go into my studio for years. If that doesn’t give an idea of how my brain works, nothing will.