Artist Tom Christopher

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Artist Statement - BioLiving 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 countless hours 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 my mornings  hiking and sketching the rugged landscape along the Iowa River near my home.   My goal is to paint relatively common scenes in a more dramatic and interesting way. Most of my finished works are the result of  reference photographs and on-location (plein-air) studies.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 is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and
 Master Circle,  International Asscociation of Pastel Societies. (IAPS) 
2008  4th Place  - The Pastel Journal Top 100 Paintings
 2010  First Place  - Arkansas  Pastel  Society National  Exhibition     
2011   Feature article in the Pastel Journal  - "Rural Values" 
 2012   Honorable Mention  - Pastel Journal Top 100 Paintings
 2013   Purchase Award -  Pastel Society Society of New Mexico National Exhibition
 2013  Honorable Mention  - Pastel JournaL Top 100 Paintings
 2014   Honorable Mention - Pastel Journal   Top 100  Paintings 
2014   Merit Award - Great Lakes Pastel Society National Exhibition
2014   Feature Article - Plein Air Magazine
2014   Terry  Ludwig  Award  - Pastel Society of the West Coast Annual Exhibition  
 2015   Best of Show - IAPS  "International Association of Pastel Societies"
              exhibition Albuquerque, NM
2015;  Workshop/ Demo artist for IAPS Convention Albuquerque NM
2015   Pastelist Award - Pastel Society of America
 2017   Demo Artist   PLein Air [...]

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