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The Art of Oil Painting by Walter Foster Creative Team

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CHAPTER 7PAINTING WITH TOM SWIMM

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Since early childhood, Tom Swimm has felt an instinctive need to paint. Although he is self-taught, he has long been inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Monet, and Hopper, and he considers these masters his teachers. To Tom, being an artist is about challenging himself to evolve creatively. Tom’s first one-man exhibition was at the Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. His work has also been featured in several other California galleries, at ArtExpo New York, and at the APPAF exhibition in Paris, France. His paintings have appeared on the cover of Skyward Marketing’s In-flight Magazine in 2001, as well ...

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