Tommy Wallace uses his art as a way to connect with others. Adaptability and spontaneity are major strengths of this artist whose work is often an interpretation of life experiences transformed into colorful mixed media compositions. Though Tommy’s subject matter is versatile his overarching theme is community and its importance in his life. The studio environment is crucial to Wallace’s process – inspiration strikes while music is blaring and he is surrounded by other creatives – often leading to exciting new projects including sheet music collages, fruit and vegetable illustration, and textual landscapes. Tommy is also a percussionist at Melodic Connections, a community music studio in Cincinnati. Wallace’s work has an optimism to it that reflects his outlook on life, one of true appreciation and positivity.