Mixed Media Paintings in CT


A Mixed Media Artist in Connecticut

I am frequently asked what I mean when I describe my work as being mixed media. In the visual arts world, this means artwork that is created using more than one medium. For example, the artwork could be created using paint, graphite pencil, watercolor and markers. The combination of materials used by the artist is limitless. The artist might use repurposed books, crayons, found objects, ink, colored pencils, organic materials and/or fabric just to name a few.

Collage is a good example of mixed media art. Collage is a process whereby the artist assembles and creates their art by affixing the selected materials to a substrate like canvas, paper or wood panel.


Examples of famous artists who used the technique of mixed media

  • Georges Braque
  • Joseph Cornell
  • Edgar Degas
  • Jim Dine
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Max Ernst
  • Jasper Johns
  • Paul Klee
  • Claes Oldenburg
  • Man Ray
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Kurt Schwitters



Tom Hlas, artist of mixed media paintings in Connecticut showing a work in progress in his Norfolk, CT studio.


PHOTO: Working in my studio on abstract paintings created with acrylic paint, fabric, graphite pencil, printed paper and wallpaper.


Tom Hlas 2004-2017