Tom Fisher

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Tom Fisher - Fine artist Cottage Grove, MN
Member Since: 2016-04-23 20:57:48

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I am a full time professional artist who is both at home with the impressionist and abstract genres. I emphasize the landscape in all of its many forms.

I love to paint in oils and in love with the creative process.

I studied at the University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University and Bemidji State University, with additional experience as a commercial technical illustrator for a top 500 company.

My paintings are held in many private collections throughout the Unites States and have been featured in number newspaper articles. I have also produced numerous large scale window designs in stained-glass for churches throughout the United States.

“As an artist I try to capture the color, line, value and design created by light as it cascades along the surfaces of the subject, In addition, I try to simplify and yet hopefully leave an impression that speaks to the viewer”.

I usually pick a dominant colour and then with use of transparent glazes and additional intense color he brings out interest in different areas of the painting.

"I struggle as an artist between making the subject look real or making it look interesting. I feel more of a pull on my heart strings to make it look interesting than to look real, as photographs are used to capture that type of reality and, besides, real can be boring. Therefore, I simplify some areas and/or aspects of the subject, I stray from reality, and I enhance or use whatever color I like, thereby improving the pai