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Thomas Wharton

ARTIST STATEMENT

I aim to create artwork that encompasses our contemporary viewpoint and our essential human nature within the tradition of realism. My interest is in revealing the essence of the image to invite the viewer to enter an awareness usually obscured in the busyness of everyday life. I believe that everyone has sacred precincts where their important emotions live, and I try to make paintings that allow people to recognize them in themselves. Being visual, those places have a meaning beyond words.

ABOUT

Thomas Wharton’s paintings have won many awards, including The Georgie Read Barton Award, The Katlin Seascape Award, the Windsor Newton Award, and the Richard C. Pionk Memorial Award for Painting. In addition, he has also been awarded honors in the RayMar Art Competition and juried member competitions by The Portrait Society of America. He has studied drawing and painting with many of the leading realist painters working today, including Nelson Shanks, Alyssa Monks, David Kassan, Daniel Sprick, Steven Assael, T. Allen Lawsen, and Burton Silverman. In addition to fine art, he has maintained a long successful career in New York as a designer, illustrator, art director, and children’s book author and illustrator. He is also an accomplished pianist and holds a Masters degree in music. He now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his work can be found in private collections throughout the United States.

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Dark Soul

15.625" x 19.625" / 39.7 x 49.8cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

High Intensity

19.5" x 15.625" / 49.5 x 39.7cm
Oil on Canvas

Mind Blown

15.625" x 11.75" / 39.7 x 29.8cm
Oil on Canvas

White Noise

15.625" x 11.75" / 39.7 x 29.8cm
Oil on Canvas

Raven

60" x 48" / 152.4 x 121.9cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Messenger

72" x 60" / 182.9 x 152.4cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Dry Lake Sirens

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Castaway

48" x 80" / 121.9 x 203.2cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Fire Starter

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Between Us

47.125" x 47.125" / 119.7 x 119.7cm
Oil on Canvas

Est. 1962

78" x 55" / 198.1 x 139.7cm
Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media

George Stiebel

83" x 52" / 210.8 x 132.1cm
Oil on Canvas

Charcoal Artist

15.625" x 11.75" / 39.7 x 29.8cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Sizzle

16" x 12" / 40.6 x 30.5cm
Oil on Aluminum Panel

Lost Days

20" x 24" / 50.8 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Surreptitious Token

48" x 60" / 121.9 x 152.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Tryst

16" x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8cm
Oil on Canvas

At That Hour

28" x 36" / 71.1 x 91.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Without Beginning or End

24" x 30" / 61 x 76.2cm
Oil on Canvas

Run of Salmon

60" x 72" / 152.4 x 182.9cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Chanteclair

42" x 36" / 106.7 x 91.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Water Lilies and Carp

44" x 52" / 111.8 x 132.1cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Orchids and Scorpions

52" x 44" / 132.1 x 111.8cm
Acrylic on Canvas

All Seagulls

50" x 36" / 127 x 91.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Zeus

32" x 36" / 81.3 x 91.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

A Habit that Refuses to Die

30" x 30" / 76.2 x 76.2cm
Oil on Wood Panel

The Girl with the Flower Crown

36" x 16" / 91.4 x 40.6cm
Oil on Wood Panel

Night Watch – Limited Edition Signed Print

10 x 10 in, 25.4 x 25.4cm

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