2023 Bighorn Rendezvous Artist – Tom Lockhart
Tom Lockhart is a representational, landscape artist, born and raised in the heart of San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. “I feel that solid drawing, correct colors, and value, along with the atmospheric effects of light and shadow within the landscape, are key to a visually stimulating and interesting image. Painting from life, en plein air, helps to reinforce these visual stimulants when it comes to painting the landscape.”
Lockhard been working as a professional artist for over 30 years, primarily as a self-taught artist. He says he has learned to seek out information, not only about painting from life in the outdoors, but also by studying the artwork of top professional working artists, and being able to take workshops, with many of whom he highly respects. “I feel that nothing takes the place of study, hard work, and painting hundreds and hundreds of paintings.”
Several recent awards include Top 100 Finalists in (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters, National Exhibition Showcase 2018, as well as the 2016 Online Exhibition & Merit Award Winner, Oil Painters of America Western Regional 2017, and a Signature member in both NOAPS, OPA, and CWS. Third place in the (CWS) Colorado Watercolor Society’s Statewide Exhibition 2018, Best of Show in three Consecutive Plein-Air Competitions in Colorado in 2011. The Only Artist Awarded Region III, with the Silver Medal, in the National Arts for the Parks for Both in 1994 & 2004. Lockhart was featured in Art of the West Magazine, Jul/Aug 2018 and May/Jun1998. He was awarded the cover of Southwest Art Magazine, February 2006 Issue. He was also featured in American Artists Watercolor magazines April 2000.
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