Painting tomorrow’s memories today. That’s how Tom Sierak likes to describe his pastel paintings. He says, 'People often talk about the good ol’ days and how nice it would be to return to them. I think the times we are living now are good ol’ days...of tomorrow. Places and things may change around us, but the bond that exists between children, parents, and grandparents never does. I try to convey a message of warmth and emotion, and hope these late 20th century portraits of American life some day become the viewers’ window to the past.'