Tom Lockhart – NWR Artist
Colorado native Tom Lockhart was raised in Southern Colorado in the small alpine valley town of Monte Vista.
Tom is a Representational/Realist landscape artist, working in the tradition of the Old Masters. Tom feels that solid drawing, correct values and colors, along with the atmospheric effects of light within the landscape, are some of the key elements to a visually stimulating and interesting image. Painting from life, (En-Plein-Air), as often as possible, helps to reinforce these visual stimulants when it comes to painting the landscape.
Learning to paint initially as a self-taught artist had it limitations, so Tom set out to find artists that were offering instruction, in order to further his education and knowledge. He eventually discovered, Ray Vinella and Ted Georshner, working in Oils. Later Tom met Irvine Shapiro and Jerry Fritzler in Watercolors, and Skip Whitcomb with pastels, and eventually connected with Wayne Wolfe. This helped to encourage and prepare Tom for furthering his art career.
Tom has been featured in Several National Art Magazines including: Art of the West, American Artists, Southwest Art and Watercolor Magazines. Tom has been selected to many national Plein-Air Events and Juried Art Exhibitions as well as prominent National Juried Shows. Tom is a multi-award winning artist, in multiple mediums, including: NOAPS Award of Excellence, Colorado Watercolor Society National Best of Show, Southwest Art Magazine Artist Choice in 3 different Plein-Air Events, as well as two time winner for Region III in The National Arts for the Parks. He holds Signature Membership in the (NWR) Northwest Rendezvous of Art, (OPA) Oil Painters of America, (CWS) Colorado Watercolor Society, (OPS) Outdoor Painters Society. Tom has exhibited at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show, The C. M. Russell Show, the Colorado Governors Show, OPA National and Western Regional Exhibitions, and the National Arts for the Parks.
“Growing up in a High Alpine Valley in the Rockies, afforded me the unique opportunity to see many farms and ranches, dating back one hundred years. Seeing these old places, especially in winter, with the backdrop of some Fourteeners, was truly awe inspiring.
Tom Lockhart about "sunrise Mist Rising"