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TOM STEINMANN

Wintered Cedar

16 x 30
$3,400.
Oil on canvas
Sunset Marsh

14 x 36
$3,350
Oil
Autumn Clouds Over North Beach

28 x 16
$3,000
Oil
Autumn Reflections

40 x 24
$4,800
Oil
Sunlight's Last Glow

10x14
$1,300
Oil on canvas
Indian Summer

24 x 36
Sold
Oil
Evening's Last Glow

24 x 18
$2,900.
Oil on canvas
Artists Bio

Tom Steinmann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Cape Cod in 1984. It was after moving to the Cape that he began seriously considering art as a career. The transition was gradual, and in 1996 he began painting full-time.

Steinmann's fascination with color and light is evident in his landscapes and seascapes of the Cape. Working in both oil and watercolor, his paintings reflect his love for this narrow strip of land and capture the drama and light as it shapes the land and sea with color and shadow. As he states, """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""Painting is a way of sharing an experience that has passed through me and may never repeat itself."""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Indeed, his paintings have a strong spiritual quality to them.

An award-winning artists, he competes in national and regional shows and has won numerous awards for his work, including: Finalist in the Landscape Category in the 2009 The Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition; Honorable Mention in the 2009 Juried Autumn Exhibition of the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA; The People's Choice Award at the 2007 Juried National Exhibition of the Cape Cod Art Association; and Finalist in the 2005 The Artist's Magazine 22nd Annual Art Competition.


Artists Statement

I began painting at the age of seven after discovering my aunt's set of oil paints in the basement of my parents' home in St. Louis. From that point on, a whole new world of color and light opened up for me as I found my way of interpreting the world around me.

I am fascinated by the dramatic interaction of color and light in the landscape. My favorite times to be out painting and gathering material are early in the morning after sunrise and then late in the afternoon as the shadows grow longer and colors intensify. I will often work well  into the evening making field sketches in pencil and watercolor along with written notes. Back in my studio on Cape Cod, I will use these tools to create my paintings. I build my paintings slowly, using layers of color to create the effect I desire.

I enjoy working in both oil and watercolor, although oil is my preference. There is something about the process of working in oil along with the richness of the colors and actual feel of the paint that I love.

Painting is a passion for me. I love the process of going from white canvas and the chaos of the first strokes if paint to gradual symmetry and balance while still striving to keep an underlying abstract structure just as there is in nature.

Creating art is a solitary process; sharing it is not. My goal through my art is to share a moment in time I have experienced that may never repeat itself again.