2017: The Momentum

Below is a list of where you can find Thomas Leffers art in 2017:   Weather the Fort (February) Fort Wayne International Airport (April – June) Fort Wayne Living Magazine (May) ArtLink Gallery (May – June) Wunderkammer (June – July) Fort Wayne Home Decor Magazine (July)   I asked Tom to tell me his plans for 2017: “I […]

Weather the Fort: Art in Motion

Tom will be attending the second annual Weather the Fort event in Downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, February 11 at Freimann Square. Tom will start painting at the beginning of the event at 4 p.m. His plan is to create a live painting from start to finish during the event. He will be hanging out afterwards […]

The Art of Framing

Tell us about framing and how it is incorporated with some of your pieces. Framing really steps up the professionalism of your art. If you have great art that you love, you need to take the time to frame it. Framing allows for an artist to find one more way to represent themselves. I know artist […]

The Holidays: Manifest Destiny of Modernity

Tom talked with me about the holidays, his connection to the iconic Santa at PNC, and his new art “Manifest Destiny of Modernity” as well as his new art for sale for the holiday season.   How do you connect with the iconic Santa display in Downtown Fort Wayne? This place is really special to me. […]

Painting from Wunderkammer

I stopped by Wunderkammer to check out Tom’s new space, his plans for the future, and what he is working on currently. View some of the teasers below.     What was your motivation regarding your move to Wunderkammer from your studio in the Northside Neighborhood? My main motivation was the cold. This will allow me […]

Bishop Dwenger: The Fall

Tom graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 2010. He talks about how Dwenger affected his future and his latest piece of art “The Fall”.     Tell us about how high school impacted you as an artist? Bishop Dwenger High School firmed up all the foundations I learned at St. Judes. I found art and it changed […]

Forest Park Neighborhood: Neither hope nor fear

I interviewed Tom with his latest painting in the beautiful Forest Park neighborhood, just a block away from where he grew up and where he currently has his art studio. The conversation that unfolded is below. How does your new painting connect to your experience on Forest Park when you were a kid running around the […]

Art inspired by St. Jude Catholic School

Tom’s latest piece is “Paradise Lost“. Inspired by his education at St. Jude Catholic School found within his Northside Neighborhood, Tom focused on a radial design for the painting. We met outside of St. Jude to discuss his thoughts on art, Fort Wayne, education, spirituality, and his sensitivity to the energy around him. These thoughts and conversations […]

5 Questions with Tom: Art and Downtown Fort Wayne

What has been your experience with downtown Fort Wayne? Do you live, work, or play here? The experience I have had with Downtown Fort Wayne has been sort of an evolution in itself. When I was in grade school, Downtown wasn’t a destination. It was just a place you drove through to get to where you […]