tom wheeler

Artist profile

Eli at the Creek, Oil on Canvas, 15x30
Evening at Lucia Falls, Oil, 24x36
painting of Arch Cape, Oregon coast - by Tom wheeler
Copy of a Rembrandt master painting, by Tom Wheeler
Painting of the East Fork, water and rocks by Tom wheeler
Living Water
Studying the Stream
Grandpa Cobabe
Shoreline
East Fork Ripples.
Name: 
Tom Wheeler
Location: 
Battle Ground, WA
Art Media: 
Oil Painting, Drawing
Full Artist Statement: 

BFA in Illustration from BYU, 1997.
I paint realistic nature scenes, water scenes like rivers and rocky stream beds. I love to study the interplay of water and rocks.. and I am always interested in people. I have ambitions to create LDS gospel scenes but haven't quite got myself to do it yet.  Although I love realism and the classical approach, and love the paintings of artists like Carl Bloch - I'm just starting to get ambitious enough to try to tackle historical or scriptural narratives.  
I'm drawn mostly toward scenes of beauty that are around me.  I enjoy close-up scenes of nature particularly.  I also love to paint honest and straightforward portraits.  There's so much to work out in terms of light, composition, brushwork, color and accurate drawing - that's a lot by itself.  To add in the elements of scripture / history / props / models / costumes.. is all a bit intimidating.  Anyway, that's where I am, at the moment.

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