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    Oil painting on Archival Canvas in a Black Metal Floater Frame.



    I draw inspiration from the many lives that have touched me, the American West, the Southwest, and the wilderness I have traveled.

    I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I studied watercolor as a boy. I then studied oils for four years as a young man in New England. I earned various non-art degrees and concentrated on raising our family earning a living as a teacher, an inner city High School Principal and later as the CIO of a large public organization.

    In the nineteen-eighties I began experimenting with the then emerging digital art forms.

    I taught “Digital Tools for Artists” and  “Electronic Painting” at The Art Student League of Denver for seven years after I first retired.  I now work as a full time artist. 

    Among my permanent installations is a sixteen-piece commission for the corporate collection at Delta Dental national headquarters.

    I work in oil, inks, digital, multimedia, and sculpture. 

    My work is characterized by themes that interest me.  

    For example I spent years documenting the urban landscape of Denver in a series of digital images entitled Inner Mansions ®.

    A digital photographic series entitled Rivers Run includes over 40 pieces of the many rivers I have paddled, floated and rowed.   

    A series of works in oil and digital capturing Colorado farms and ranches met with considerable success with audiences.

    I also spent time in New Mexican pueblos documenting and interpreting what I saw.


    For the past two years I have been working on a new series of Ecological Landscapes using images from the Web, Google Earth and various other sources as inspiration to describe my growing concern for our fragile planet.  


    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Tom Stevens
    Country: United States
    Media: Oil
    Width (inches): 30
    Height (inches): 12
    Painting Style: Representational: Landscape / Nature


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    This painting is so fascinating and really does illustrate the concept of entropy from high energy to an final stage of existence. I think of elements like life forms and atomic particles spiraling into rest and final dissolution. But what mysterious force energized elements into life in the first place? I know the easy answer, but what about the difficult one?

    Interstellar DNA

    I love this painting because of the ideas it inspires. It is always mind blowing how the ultimate macrocosm embodies the microcosm, as well as the tiniest building blocks where laws of physics defy intuitive expectations. Things we think of as non living are shockingly intertwined with what we call living and the beginnings -- and ends -- of all elements in the universe are the same. There was a discovery reported on the other day about a very strong non-regular deep space burst. In the past these were resolved to be pulsars, quasars, etc, but this one is unknown. This painting makes me wonder about all these amazing things.


    This is so beautiful, everything about it is perfect. If a painting stays with me after I've viewed it is great in my view and this certainly does that, one of the best in July for sure.


    Love the composition and exaggerated color. Beautiful!


    You can definitely see the dappled sunlight effect on the rocks. The use of soft and hard edges and loose brushstrokes defines the objects and lets to viewer mentally fill in the detail.