In conjunction with our ongoing Memorial Show for the late Tom Buechner, we have been running a series of essays that were written by artists who painted and/or studied with Tom. These essays accompanied an accompanying tribute show consisting of work by these artists that hangs in the upstairs gallery at the West End. The show ends November 12.
Today’s post is from Bruce Baxter.
Tom was a friend and mentor to many of us in the Corning area art community. As prodigious as he was as a painter he also was generous with his time as a teacher. He encouraged all of us (his student painters) to strive for mastery in painting. He included himself in this quest. As accomplished as he was as an artist he always wanted to be better.
I will miss him as a friend and as a teacher/encourager. I will try to emulate both his work ethic and his willingness to give back to the art community. I hope to produce some really great art some day, art that would make him proud.
Thanks Tom, we all miss you!