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Artist Tom Heflin


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The Artist Says:


Just finished our annual home/ gallery/ studio exhibit Oct. 13th and 14th and would like to thank all the people that made this years show a memorable one.
I sometimes wonder if anyone is out there and always overwhelmed and thankful when our home and studio is crowded with excited people on opening night. Painting for a year and relying on one weekend to see if the paintings sell is a little scary to say the least. Friends always tell me "What are you worried about, you sold almost everything last year didnt you?" That is not much comfort to me because I never take it for granted that the coming year will be as good as the last....even though this was our 36th exhibit. This was the first year i have had a web site and it proved to come in handy when a couple that were out of town for the weekend of my show contacted me through FineArtStudioOnline and asked if they could view the unsold paintings. Of course i was happy to do so. The husband and wife were torn between two paintings and ended up buying both. It is a fine line we walk...but working as a full time artist for 36 years has been more rewarding to me than any occupation that had a "sure thing" paycheck. oddly enough,my penchant for painting in several mediums and styles has not been a detriment to my sales but has been a plus. Most of all it has given me the freedom to challenge myself without being stuck in some popular "recipe" painting that gallery and public often demand.




Biography


Education:
 • University of Louisiana/Monroe
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Illinois
 
Listed in:
• Who's Who in American Art
• Who's Who in the Midwest
• New York Art Review
• Contemporary Western Artist. Southwest Art Publishing
• Chicago Art Review
 
Memberships:
• Member of National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Inc.
• National Watercolor Society - Signature Membership (2015)
• Transparent Watercolor Society of America - Signature Membership (2016)
 
Collections, Exhibitions:
• Art Dumond ........................................................................................ Tokyo, Japan
• American Watercolor Society ............................................................. New York, New York
• Ellis Island Museum ............................................................................ New York, New York
• Elmira Museum ................................................................................... Elmira, New York
• Sports in Art. Abercrombie and Fitch ................................................. New York, New York
• U.S. Fine Arts Registry (One-Man Show) 
• National Design Center ....................................................................... Staten Island, New York
• Illinois Blue Cross Blue Shield Collection ........................................... Chicago, Illinois
• New Horizons ...................................................................................... Chicago, Illinois
• The Art Institute of Chicago ................................................................ Chicago, Illinois
• Illinois Invitational Illinois State Museum ......................................... Springfield, Illinois
• Anchorage Fine Arts Museum ............................................................ Anchorage, Alaska
• Troy's Art Gallery ................................................................................ Scottsdale, Arizona
• Arkansas Art Center ............................................................................ Little Rock, Arkansas
• Historical Society of Monticello .......................................................... Monticello, Arkansas
• University of Arkansas (One-Man Show) ........................................... Monticello, Arkansas
• The Edward-Dean Museum ................................................................ Cherry Valley, California
• The Galena Metropolitan .................................................................... LaJolla, California
• Baehlers of Georgetown Gallery ......................................................... Georgetown, Colorado
• Greenwich Workshop National .......................................................... Seymour, Connecticut
• Corkscrew Wildlife Sanctuary (Mural) ............................................... Naples, Florida
• The Lightner Museum ......................................................................... St. Augustine, Florida
• Columbus Museum ............................................................................. Columbus, Georgia
• Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum .................................................. Logan, Kansas
• Blackwell Gallery (one-man show) ..................................................... Taos, New Mexico
• George A. Spiva Center for the Arts ................................................... Joplin, Missouri
• Mary Sandoz Highplain Heritage Center ............................................ Chadron, Nebraska
• Butler [...]

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