|Thomas J. Owen AWS NWS|
An artist and a teacher for over thirty years, Tom is a nationally recognized painter in watercolor, acrylic and oil. His work ranges from landscapes to figurative and he enjoys developing designs from subjects such as steam locomotives, fishing boats, rustic architecture and intimate scenes from nature. His perspective on art is to paint his subjects in a manner that exhibits the best qualities of the media.
Growing up in a small town in central Pennsylvania, he developed a love of art, the natural world and sport. He was an all-state fullback in football and, after settling in Colorado, skied competitively as an adult. An education graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, he became interested in painting after college and studied with Robert E. Wood, Ed Whitney and Rex Brandt.
Tom had taught at the college level, offers workshops around the country and holds classes in his studio. He likes to introduce new painters to watercolor and to guide advanced painters in problem solving and trying out new directions as they explore the media.
A signature member of both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, Tom has established himself as a premier landscape painter in the American Southwest. Mr. Owen has won over 60 awards in national and international exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.