Thomas McNickle

Artist Website:
www.thomasmcnickle.com

The landscape has been the focus for my thoughts, time and energy. I consider it a privilege to deal with this subject on a daily basis. When I confront the landscape, I am overwhelmed by the specificity of the moment, the place, the light and the time. I work both in the studio and on location, painting watercolors en plein-air which serve as studies for larger watercolors and oil done in the studio. As the studio works unfold, they provide an access to my memory of the time and place... not a literal visual memory, but a kind of organic memory that allows me to return and re-experience it in totally new ways. The landscapes of my paintings come directly from my understanding of and involvement with my immediate surroundings, the fields, the woods, and marshes that I have known since childhood.

Tom is an elected member of the American, the National, the Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Watercolor Societies. Tom's work has been awarded over 25 medals in national juried exhibitions across the country and has been included in over 100 juried exhibitions.

Artist Website:
www.thomasmcnickle.com