From Eldora, Iowa, National Speaker, Pastel artist
Tom Christopher, PSA
GLAA Members Meeting
The Public is Invited To Attend - No Admission Fee
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The GLAA Gallery
Living in the Midwest has influenced my style of painting and choice of subject matter significantly. Many of my pieces depict very common scenes I have experienced. As a child, I spent my youth playing on the riverbanks and wooded areas in Central Iowa. Even today, I continue to be intrigued with nature and the way sunlight and shadows help define the landscape. I continue to spend countless hours hiking and photographing the rugged landscape along the Iowa River near my home. My goal is to paint relatively common scenes on a more dramatic and interesting way. Most of my finished works are the result of the reference photos and on location (plein air studies).
I have been fortunate to study under the guidance of several well established professional landscape artists including Albert Handell, Marc Hanson, Susan Olgivie, and John Seerly-Lester. For the past several years I have worked primarily in pastels and oil paints. I plan to continue to explore these two mediums and look forward to many more years of painting and conducting workshops.
Tom Christopher resides in Eldora, Iowa, and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and A Charter Member of the Pastel Society of Iowa.
Hi website is http://tomchristopherartist.com/.
His blog is http://landscapesbychristopher.blogspot.com/.
Don't miss this master artist!