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    ARIZONA NIGHT

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    Oil painting on Archival Canvas in a Black Metal Floater Frame.

     

    $700.00

    I draw inspiration from the many lives that have touched me, the American West, the Southwest, and the wilderness I have traveled.

    I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I studied watercolor as a boy. I then studied oils for four years as a young man in New England. I earned various non-art degrees and concentrated on raising our family earning a living as a teacher, an inner city High School Principal and later as the CIO of a large public organization.

    In the nineteen-eighties I began experimenting with the then emerging digital art forms.

    I taught “Digital Tools for Artists” and  “Electronic Painting” at The Art Student League of Denver for seven years after I first retired.  I now work as a full time artist. 

    Among my permanent installations is a sixteen-piece commission for the corporate collection at Delta Dental national headquarters.

    I work in oil, inks, digital, multimedia, and sculpture. 

    My work is characterized by themes that interest me.  

    For example I spent years documenting the urban landscape of Denver in a series of digital images entitled Inner Mansions ®.

    A digital photographic series entitled Rivers Run includes over 40 pieces of the many rivers I have paddled, floated and rowed.   

    A series of works in oil and digital capturing Colorado farms and ranches met with considerable success with audiences.

    I also spent time in New Mexican pueblos documenting and interpreting what I saw.

     

    For the past two years I have been working on a new series of Ecological Landscapes using images from the Web, Google Earth and various other sources as inspiration to describe my growing concern for our fragile planet.  

     

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Tom Stevens
    Country United States
    Media Oil
    Width (inches): 30
    Height (inches): 12
    Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature

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