Artists Spotlight – Tom Holdman
Tom was born to Floyd and Ann Holdman. He was raised in Orem Utah. A speech impediment caused Tom to struggle in many ways. He turned to art to sooth his soul and build relationships. He found he could speak to people through art. Overtime, he developed a belief that art is it’s own language.
To communicate verbally, Tom has to carefully focus his thoughts and make every word count. This practice of careful focus spills through to his art where he focuses his most important messages for others through inspiring, uplifting, faith building monumental art works. He makes beautiful art glass windows in hopes to inspire people to do wonderful things and to have faith.
Tom decided to build stain glass windows as a result of answered prayers while serving as a missionary in Dallas Texas. Tom’s first work of glass was for a private residence. His second piece showed that his talent was phenomenal. His second piece entitled Windows of the Imagination can be found in the Orem Public Library. Since then, Tom has created many stain glass windows. Among his favorite works are those found in the temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Anyone who would like to see his work up close may visit The Art Institute located at Thanksgiving Point – 3001 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043. To call for more information dial 801-766-4111. The Art Institute shop is open to the public. Also, you can learn more about his art at http://www.holdmanstudios.com/.
Hart for Healing thanks Tom Holdman for inspiring the world and sharing his talent.
Hart for Healing Board