Tom Hausken loves to work and rework his paintings, whether it is scraping, layering, or cutting. Using a variety of materials including traditional oils, industrial coatings, graphite, paper, and canvas, the process of applying pigments to various substrates is of great interest to him. Accepting flaws, erasures, and concealments as necessary, Tom always employs chance. While the forms and colors are abstracts of the landscape that he lives in, he avoids including details that would imply a specific place. Instead, he portrays a sense of it.