Painting of ocean water and rocks by Tom Wheeler

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Posted: Nov 11, 2014

A few months ago the library approached me and said they were interested in acquiring some of my paintings.  I've had a couple solo shows there over the past few years, in the Swift Gallery which is part of the library.  They said the shows got such positive response that they felt maybe they should get some of my work to fill some of the empty wall space!  This library is fairly new, it was just built within the last 5-6 years or so.  

I've often thought I would love to see my work...

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...