Thomas J. Owen AWS
Tom Plein Air Demo

An artist and a teacher for over forty 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 Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, he developed a love of art and the natural world. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, he became interested in painting after college.

Tom has taught painting at the college level and holds classes at his studio in Loveland, Colorado. He likes to guide advanced painters in problem solving and trying out new directions as they explore the watermedia.

A signature member of both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, Tom has won over 60 awards in national and international exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.