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Artist Thomas Buchs


An example of fine art by Thomas Buchs

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The Artist Says:


 
"Recently I have been doing Plein Air Painting ; painting from life outdoors. I am a founding member of Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association. Much of my current work is representative of this discipline. I try to capture the light and atmosphere of a scene within a few hours. I believe that a painting is not just a two dimensional illusion, but also that of a moment in life, captured by an artist on canvas." 




Biography


Thomas Buchs -Oil Painting
   I attended Layton School of Art and became an Illustrator, creating artwork for advertising
and childrens books for many national and local companies during the last 46 years.
During summers I exhibited at Art Fairs and also did Pastel Portraits.  
 
Recently I have been doing Plein Air Painting ( painting from life outdoors). Much of my
current work is representative of this discipline. I try to capture the light and atmosphere of
a scene within a few hours. I believe that a painting is not just a two dimensional illusion, but
also that of a moment in life, captured by an artist on canvas. 
I am a founding member of Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association. The WIPAPA has been
established as a state wide fellowship of artists dedicated to promoting and practicing the
traditional discipline of Plein Air painting. Members seek to honestly interpret the natural
and man-made beauty and diversity of Wisconsin’s landscapes and culture. We will strive
to enhance member’s skills and reputations by providing regular opportunities to paint
outdoors together, and to critique our work  and share our expertise with fellow artists in
order to maintain the highest standards  of the Plein Air tradition of painting.
I have found that while doing a painting outdoors I am immersed in the moment ,
what I mean is that later when I look at the painting I can remember all the things that
went on as I painted, the weather, the birds singing, a small animal moving through the
scene, people who have stopped to talk to me. The memories are all part of the painting.
 
My accomplishments in Plein Air Painting events include;
3rd place in Quick Paint - 2008 Downer Street Event
1st place in Quick Paint - 2008 Mid-Summer Brush
1st place in Quick Paint - 2009 Mid-Summer Brush
Honorable Mention at IPAPA First Brush of Spring 2009
1st place in Painting - 2010 Wauwatosa Plein [...]

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