Tom Nielsen

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Oil on Canvas (13-works)


Tom  Nielsen

Tom Nielsen

Tom Nielsen Biography

Tom Nielsen, (American Society of Marine Artists) brings to each canvas over five decades of painting experience. He began working with pastels at an early age and was oil painting by ten. He is largely self-studied, devoting much attention to the disciplines and methods of artists he admires past and present. He has attended workshops of John Howard Sanden and landscape painter Scott Christensen. A realist, his paintings reflect his love for marine and landscape paintings by artists from the golden age of traditional painting. Following several years of life aboard ships on the high seas and small boats deep in enemy infested jungle rivers, he returned to his home town in Iowa where he established his first studio aboard a houseboat. Later he moved to Washington, D.C. where he divided his time between graphic design and painting. Marine subjects, whether inland rivers, coastal marshes or thundering surf have become the focus of his recent work. In 2004, his coastal paintings of The Marshes of Glynn were given by former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to each of the world Leaders attending the G8 Sea Island Summit. In 2012, he was elected as a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and recently named to the Society's Board. He has designed a commemorative medallion for the U.S. Congress and a silver dollar for the U.S. Mint. His work can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
A partial list of public and private collectors:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Auburn University
Mississippi State University
Morris Museum of Art
United States House of Representatives
South Carolina State Museum
the Reagan Library
Dana Corporation
Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt
Bethesda Naval Hospita
l United States Mint
General William C. Westmorland
G8 Leaders:
President George W. Bush
President Jacques Chirac, France
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Germany
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italy
Prime Minister Tony Blair, UK
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, Japan
President Vladimir Putin, Russia
Prime Minister Paul Martin, Canada
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, Ireland

Tom Nielsen Description

TOM NIELSEN – SEASCAPE & PORTRAIT ARTIST

Board member of the American Society of Marine Artists

From his studio located in an historic building near the town square in CarroIlton Georgia, Tom travels far and wide to fulfill portrait commissions and to gather subject matter for his coastal and seascape paintings. With a career spanning over five decades, his work can be found in public and private collections worldwide. He has designed a commemorative medalion for the U.S. Congress and a silver dollar for the U.S. Mint. In 2004, his coastal paintings of the Marshes of Glynn were given by the Governor of Georgia to each of the world leaders attending the Sea Island G8 Summit.

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