171. Revenge, Tinashe, Bosch, and Whiskey Tango

4. Art…New Artist…New Conceptions!

Dear Tom;
My name is Mark Rohlf. I am currently playing you in a spirited game of Words With Friends. We got to chatting, and discovered a common interest. You asked me to provide you with a few paragraphs, and some imagery for your Let’s Talk Philadelphia publication. Thank you for this opportunity. Here is a an abbreviated artist statement I originally wrote for my Saatchi Art site.
And I have included some images for you as well.
If you would be so kind as to provide a link to my Saatchi Art site, I would greatly appreciate that.
I am not a professional artist, though, I have sold a few art works. As I write this bio, I am 20 years in the business of Information Technology. I am currently running an IT shop for County Government.
My first passion in visual expression came in the form of still photography. As a teenager, I was very curious with the camera. As a young adult, I enlisted in the United States Navy, and worked as a Photographer’s Mate. My tenure in the Navy was a life changing experience.
I transitioned very well to the digital photography world, and not long after that, I began focusing my attention on oil paint. I took a class at the local community college, and had a great experience with the painting instructor. She taught me how to think about art, how to talk about art, and how to allow myself to “let go” of the rules, and just let the painting happen organically.

About tjpalumbo

Tom Palumbo is a nationally known and award winning author, teacher, technology designer, administrator, and grant writer. He has taught for thirty-five years in preschool through 12th grade classrooms throughout the quad state area. His ideas have made a difference in the way thousands of teachers, parents, and children read, write, do mathematics, use technology, and think creatively and critically. Tom’s twenty books on reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics have won four national book awards. 5,000 teachers and home schooling parents have matriculated through his graduate courses/lectures. 12,000 have signed up for his website. As Director of Pennsylvania’s Parent Information Center and New Jersey’s Citizen’s For Better Schools Resource Center, Tom received over two hundred commendations for his presentations to thousands of teachers, parents, and administrators throughout the Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland area. Workshop participants receive idea loaded CD’s, access to hundreds of videos, PowerPoints, curriculum links, games, and lessons on his website, and an activity booklet filled with common core curriculum in line with local, state, and national standards. Instruction, on each of these resources, is presented during his presentation. Mr. Palumbo has over two hundred learning centers, bulletin boards, and project developers in reading, writing, poetry, literature, and math in make-it/take it item format that can, also, be part of any workshop program. Call or email Tom to set up a workshop for your organization. Tom Palumbo tjpalumbo@aol.com 215-262-9986 aimtjp.wikispaces.com
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