Over 27 years ago, with the support of his wife, family and friends, Tom Varano opened his portrait studio, Varano Photography (varano.com). Since that day he has been following his dreams, living with passion. As an artist, Tom creates beautiful portraits of people through the art form of photography. Tom loves making people feel beautiful using his camera, which has been the driving factor behind his business since he was 19years old.
Now, adding to his repertoire, Tom has adopted speed painting mixed with inspirational speaking as an additional form of encouragement. Tom uses fingertips, palms and multiple brushes to paint custom portraits and famous people on a 4 foot by 5 foot canvas in just a matter of minutes. His creations are all choreographed to loud music that is powerful and draws the audience into what is being created on the blank canvas. Tom's Emotion Into Art™ is described as taking his audience through an amazing journey of excitement, suspense, cheer, motivation and surprise. His abiltiy to captivate his audience and share the experience of color, music, and action is a way to bring people into the world of art, inspiration and creativity.
During the show Tom will inspire his audience with personal stories that have transformed his life. The stories he shares relate the audience between the incredible relationship of having a dream and using passion to fuel that dream. There is a simple message weaved throughout Tom's entire show: Be yourself, be creative, follow your dreams and take chances. You never know what you might discover. Whatever your passion, do it with all of your heart.