Painting of ocean water and rocks by Tom Wheeler

Recent Blog Posts

Posted: Oct 02, 2014

I've been asked to be a presenter at a local career fair again.  Our church puts on a pretty big career fair targeting youth ages 12-18 at a local high school, and it's often well attended.  I was surprised be asked a couple years ago when I did this the first time, and overwhelmed by the positive response.  There must have been around 600-700 kids there, and I was the only artist among the presenters (which worked out great for me!).   Tons of young people were interested in both looking at...

Posted: Jun 19, 2014

 Today I put up my new solo show at the Swift Gallery in the library at Battle Ground, Washington.  I've got a few portraits, some large riverbed paintings, and a couple sky-scapes, and one snow scene.  It's a mix of everything I've been working on over the past couple years.  I'm still working on another painting that I want to bring in and add to the group, but I'm pretty happy with...

Posted: Jun 06, 2014

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I finished up this drawing today, 11x14" Charcoal.  Don Cobabe is a good friend of mine from church.  For several years I was an early-morning seminary teacher, and Br. Cobabe was in charge of making sure the kids were behaving themselves, and actually going into class.  We had lots of time to sit and talk, and got to know each other pretty well.  I...

Posted: Apr 17, 2014

Yesterday I was priveleged to be able to give a painting demo to the Society of Washington Artists (SWA).  It was a lot of fun, and they had tons of questions.  There were about 35 artists in attendance.  A couple of them were wandering around shooting some photos, so I'm hoping I can get a photo to drop up here.  It was good to meet other artists in the Vancouver area. Lots of good feedback and a few of them asked me if I...

Posted: Mar 13, 2014

Recently I got an email from someone who described herself as a "very novice" artist.  She was inquiring about how I work, my painting methods and my process.  It's great to be asked these questions because I love to teach others & share..  but it definitely takes time to explain and teach how I paint.  I've been studying and painting for nearly 30 years now, so it's hard to sum up everything in an email.  But maybe I can start by posting some blogs and maybe even some videos for others...