Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Tommy Thompson painted "Born to Graze" because of his love of cows, reflecting his rural upbringing. Tommy's mother really enjoyed taking care of her cows on her farm in rural Mississippi. In fact, her cows almost became her pets as she gave each of them a name. On lazy Sunday afternoons she would walk among her cows, petting and calling them by name. Tommy Thompson captured the pastoral scene in "Born to Graze" near Moulton, Alabama.