Archive for March 14, 2012

Awesome Acrylic Artist series….Tom Christopher…

A clip with the artist from a show given in Ontario, Canada. He speaks about inspiration and painting.

This artist paints wonderful city scenes concentrating on New York City.  I enjoy his compositions, use of bold color, and liberty to use artistic license to change boring shapes into fun and loose shapes.  In Denver we have many loose painters of the city scape whom I admire, but no one ever took the shape of traffic lights and molded it to their liking. The artist has even tipped the traffic light poles to fit his desire of an exciting competition. Many scenes are flush with bright light by using very light greys and whites.

The artist also loves to paint bicycles. The rider in most cases is headed off the page at an angle giving an added sense of depth. The people are never the forefront of the scene but rather support it and are always in motion, always in a hurry.

The artist is most interesting to me as he used to be  a courtroom artist for CBS.  No doubt you have seen pictures on television of poorly drawn courtroom characters. Here is an artist who broke away from drawing people and found his niche painting landscapes. He became adept at capturing emotions in the courtroom and now can capture the emotion of people walking in the streets with minimal brush work.

Mediums used: acrylics, oils

Surfaces used: canvas

The artist paints quite large and some cityscapes are as large as 4 by 5 feet.

The artist was born in 1952 in Hollywood, California. Studied at Pasadena Art Museum. College studies at Sonoma State and Art Center College also in Pasadena California. The artist was also a teacher at Parson’s School of Design.

low price range: $ 5,000

high price range: $ 17,000

On line and land based galleries in Paris, Osaka, Tokyo:

Name of land based gallery is Gallery Tamenaga.

Great website about the artist loaded with info on the artist!

Try a loose landscape today!

Happy painting!