Still Life with Shiraz, oil on canvas, 25in h x 21in w
Tom developed his self-taught painting methods by experimenting with various techniques and by studying the great works of Van Gogh, Hopper, Gaugin, Cezanne and Monet. Born and raised on the East Coast, he had a successful career as an advertising commercial artist in New York, then resettled in southern California with his wife and son in 1982. Inspired by the light and landscape of Laguna, he renewed his passion for painting and was accepted for his first solo exhibition in 1988.
His paintings soon became recognizable for their exceptional use of light and color. With numerous exhibits and awards to his credit, his work is internationally collected and is also included in many important private and corporate collections. He has been the featured cover artist for American Artists and Southwest Art magazines. His methods have also been published in art instruction books and he has illustrated three children’s books.
Tom currently resides in East Hampton, Connecticut with his wife Rosemary and Charley the Schnoodle. His work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.