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Tom Smith

Tom Smith Fine Art Gallery

"I paint mostly "en plein air" meaning outdoors, where the beauty of nature inspires me!"

Originally from Toledo Ohio, Tom Smith has lived in the Milwaukee area since 1981. His art training consisted of lessons at the Toledo Museum of Art in 3rd through 5th Grades and then in High School. After one class in college in 1977, he essentially stopped painting. In 2012, Tom began oil painting again after he left his teaching career. Three years later he began painting “En Plein Air”,...

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... which is painting outdoors, “on site”. He has since participated in many plein air events in Wisconsin, won many awards, taught painting classes and done demonstrations.
A busy studio artist as well as a seasoned plein air painter, Tom has a studio in Waukesha, WI at “The Springs Gallery and Artisan Studios”, located at 521 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha.
An advocate of art as therapy for mental illness, in 2020, Tom was invited by the League of Milwaukee Artists and the Cedarburg Art Museum to speak on “The Transformational Power of Creating Art”, sharing how his painting has brought light to a dark area of his adult life, fulfilling childhood dreams and driving away depression.
He is a member of many art organizations, including: The League of Milwaukee Artists, The Wauwatosa Artists Workshop, Fine Art Montage, The Rogues Artist Group, WIPAPA (Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association), The American Impressionist Society, NOAPS, and Wisconsin Visual Artists.
In addition to his art career, Tom is also a professional cellist playing in the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, as well as many other orchestras around Wisconsin.

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2015 WAW Fall Show Honorable Mention
2017 LMA Winter Show Honorable Mention
2017 WAW Winter Show Award of Merit
2017 Cedarburg Plein Air Competition 2nd Place Award
2017 LMA Fall Show Honorable Mention
2017 Plymouth, WI "Paint the Towns Plein Air" Honorable Mention
2018 Arbor Place (Menomonie, WI) Plein Air Competition 2nd Place Award
2018 Jerry Goldstein Foundation Artist Merit and Achievement Award
2018 New Berlin (WI) Plein Air Honorable Mention
Fusion.art 2nd Season Quarterly Art Exhibition 4th Place Award
Juried Exhibitions and Plein Air Competitions have included:
“GALEX 52 National Exhibition and Competition", Galesburg. Ill 2018
"The Modern Landscape" at Redline Gallery, Milwaukee, 2018
Taliesin Plein Air 2018 (Invitational)
“Water Works” 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Plymouth (WI) Arts Center
2019 Waukesha Plein Air Competition, 3rd Place
2020 Wauwatosa Artists Workshop Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
2020 Rogues Artists Group Best of Show

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Into the Light 14x18
Paintings: Oil
$375.00

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Door Birch 8x10
Paintings: Oil
$225.00

 
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Hey, Bale! 14x11
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

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6x6 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$55.00

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Marching On 16x20
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

 
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mini painting 7x5
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

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Serenity in Solitude 20x16
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

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6x6 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$55.00

 
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Big Boy 22x28
Paintings: Oil
$725.00

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Autumn Afternoon 18x24
Paintings: Oil
$425.00

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7x5 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

 
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Glow Sticks 16x20
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

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Menomonie Spring 10x8
Paintings: Oil
$285.00

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Spring Fever 14x11
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

 
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The Perfect Day 14x11
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

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Behind Fiddleheads 9x12
Paintings: Oil
$320.00

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5x7 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

 
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Cobalt Crisp 12x16
Paintings: Oil
$350.00

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An Apple Valley Morn 10x10
Paintings: Oil
$310.00

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Summer Sparkles 20x16
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

 
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Summer Show 12x9
Paintings: Oil
$320.00

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As the River Flows 14x11
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

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Red's Place 14x11
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

 
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Autumn Stream 16x20
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

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Shall we Walk? 18x14
Paintings: Oil
$375.00

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Summer Walk 12x16
Paintings: Oil
$350.00

 
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Day is Done 24x10
Paintings: Oil
$375.00

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The Secret 10x13
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

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What Light Through Yonder.. 12x16
Paintings: Oil
$350.00

 
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Skyscape 2 20x16
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

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Glory Rests 12x9
Paintings: Oil
$320.00

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Purple Haze 20x16
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

 
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Sing My Creator's Praises 18x14
Paintings: Oil
$375.00

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Come All to Church 18x14
Paintings: Oil
$375.00

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Fox River Nocturne 12x12
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

 
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Sky Flight 12x16
Paintings: Oil
$350.00

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Snowy Sentinals 11x14
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

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Night-Time Crossing 12x12
Paintings: Oil
$325.00

 
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Blue Day 16x20
Paintings: Oil
$400.00

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5x7 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

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Bella Brellas 12x9
Paintings: Oil
$320.00

 
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Sunny Sparkle 8x10
Paintings: Oil
$225.00

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In the Lion's Den 12x9
Paintings: Oil
$320.00

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5x7 Mini Painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

 
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5x7 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

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5x7 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

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5x7 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

 
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5x7 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

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5x7 mini painting
Paintings: Oil
$65.00

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mini painting 7x5
Paintings: Oil
$65.00