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Tom Swimm
"Transparency," Abstract Oil of water reflections by Realist Tom Swimm

2019

US$7,500Asking Price

About

A unique abstracted view of lake waters splashed with blue, red, orange, and purple light, this unusual composition "Transparency" exhibits the bold colors and strong composition that Swimm is known for. Born and raised on the East Coast, he had a successful career as an advertising commercial artist in New York, then resettled in southern California with his wife and son in 1982. Inspired by the light and landscape of the West Coast, he renewed his passion for painting and was accepted for his first exhibition in the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach, California in 1988. His paintings soon became recognizable for their exceptional use of light and color -- a style that he continues to develop with each new work. To quote the artist: “Light is the most important aspect of my work, offering the ultimate challenge and reward. To capture its elusive qualities on canvas offers great personal satisfaction, and it’s what I thrive on artistically.” To seek inspiration, the artist travels extensively, working from photos and sketches that he uses for reference, then creates his original oils in his studio in Laguna Beach, California. With numerous exhibits and awards to his credit, his work is internationally collected and is also included in many important private and corporate collections. His methods have been published in seven art instruction books and he has also illustrated three children’s books. In addition to his work in the visual arts, Tom is also a published playwright, musician and screenwriter. His stage plays have been produced in Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Details

  • Creator
    Tom Swimm (1950, American)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Unframed on box canvas with edges painted.
  • Gallery Location
    Laguna Beach, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU84214116682

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