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TOM BALDERAS, CALIFORNIA, USA
 
 
 
Third son of four. painter. writer. musician. photographer. thinker. creator. listener. observer. human. social. loner. understanding. misunderstanding. giver. taker. wanter. perfectionist. imperfect. mess. father.
 
Found himself dwelling upon an emotional and artistic precipice since birth.Growing up in Torrance, California, Tom Balderas lived only a few miles from the ocean, which has made nature, along with his family, the main inspiration of his paintings. Balderas attended Loyola Marymount University, where he studied film production and art. After graduating, he worked several years for NBC Productions and helped make many made-for-television movies. He then began studying under the tutelage of his photographer father, as well as Joseph Mendez, master painter and teacher. Balderas considers the time spent studying with Mendez to be the cornerstone of his growth as a painter.Also, studied with charles, anne, jennifer, daniel, sophia, lynne, joseph, harold, zen, elliott, starbuck, dan, andrew, dr. block, zinaida, david, e. charlton, michael, rose, ken, walter, selden, chris, armin, joaquin, edward, bejar, valentin, george, edward, jesus, steve, pierre, rachel, mort, marileigh, mr. gregg to name but a few of so many.Works towards progress.
 
 
Past and Present Gallery Representation Includes:
 
Tirage Fine Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
 
Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
 
M Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina
 
Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
 
Giacobbe Fritz, Santa  Fe, New Mexico
 
Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, Indiana
 
Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California.
 
The Nest Gallery, Cambria, California
 
Tom has participated in dozens of group, two man and solo exhibitions.
 
Tom has been twice included in the prestigious American Impressionist Society's Annual Exhibition.
 
Member of Realism Without Borders as Contemporary American Representative.
 
Founder and Curator of The Fine Art Collaborative.
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