renowned Massachusetts artist has been depicting the everyday
life and scenery of Boston and other New England treasures
for over thirty years. Introduced to painting at an early
age by his father, Thomas went on to train under the traditional
discipline of The Boston School. His search for
sound training led him to first study with Robert Douglas
Hunter in Boston and Provincetown and then to the atelier
of R. H. Ives Gammell, Hunter’s own teacher. From
1973 through 1979, Dunlay studied with Gammell in Boston
and, during the summer, in Williamstown. Thomas currently
serves as president of the Guild of Boston Artists and over
the course of his career has earned national recognition
for his talent and skill.
to Thomas, "These prints
represent a journey begun when I was introduced to painting
at a young age and, I hope, will continue for many years
to come. My fond memories of my father's interest in painting
and an early visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
were great influences on my desire to become a painter.
Although life offered many other opportunities...to paraphrase
Robert Frost 'I chose the road less traveled.'
was a challenging career choice to say
the least, but one that has rewarded
me with unparalleled experiences, lasting
friendships, and tremendous satisfaction.
The stories along the way are many,
such as working on a movie set with
the great Henry Fonda and the recent
commission of Boston Red Sox Hall of
Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, to name a
proudly follows in the tradition of
his major influences, Frank Benson,
Childe Hassan, and Edmund Tarbell, composing
design and suggesting moods reminiscent
of these masters while displaying his
own distinctive artistic personality.