Tom has painted most of his life. He took painting classes at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and the Portland Art Museum School. His first show was at The Folk Singer, a diverse coffee house on West Burnside in Portland, circa 1966. In the eighties he had several shows in the Portland area at galleries including the Deluge Gallery, The Chetwynd Stapylton Gallery, and in 1991 his final show at the Karl Kramer Gallery in Los Angeles.
Tom then decided to put his marketing energy into his day job as a real estate broker but he never stopped painting. More or less retired from real estate, two years ago he bought a commercial building on Highway 101 in Cloverdale, Oregon. He renovated the building into a gallery that houses a collection of over 150 works by Tom evidencing the fruits of the last thirty years painting.
His works have been described as bold, reckless, subdued, whimsical, uplifting, graceful, erotic, etc, etc. The past few years show Tom seriously working with bright colors on mostly large canvases with from subtle to obvious human forms moving in suggestive patterns, almost dancelike.
I hope you enjoy my work. Thank you for your attention. If you would like to see more or talk, make an appointment to meet at my gallery/studio in Cloverdale or where ever convenient.