TOM BLUEMLEIN, OPA     "Reaching for the Light"     24" x 14"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $2,500.      (Available for presale)

Tom Bluemlein finds inspiration for his oil landscapes, waterscapes and still lifes virtually everywhere he travels.  Yet most of his paintings are created close to home, in the Smoky Mountain region of Eastern Tennessee and the beautiful Ohio Valley woodlands.

Tom finds clouds and fog, with a strong focused light particularly interesting to work with.  And no matter what the subject of his paintings, water holds a great deal of significance for him, perhaps suggesting an energy flow.  Created with an ethereal touch, Tom’s paintings take the viewer far beyond subject matter; his paintings creates moods.

Tom’s art career spans thirty years and several states-from his studies in Cincinnati, Ohio and Woodstock, New York to the inspiration he seek from his year living in Santa Fe New Mexico.  In addition to painting, Tom enjoys helping and encouraging other artists, and does regularly through his workshops and painting demonstrations.

Tom is a member of several professional art organizations, including the Cincinnati Art Club, The Indiana Plein Air Painters, the Kentucky Watercolor Society and is a Signature Member of the prestigious Oil Painters of America.  He is extremely proud that the Oil Painters of America have selected his painting for their national juried shows for three years running [2004-2006]. Tom was also selected to be in the National Show in 2008 where he was awarded an Award of Excellence for his painting ‘Flight’. Tom’s paintings are in the corporate collections of Great American Insurance Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Marriott Hotel in Covington, Kentucky and Saint Luke Hospital.

He is represented by The Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio .Dana Gallery Missoula Montana Liz-Beth Gallery Knoxville TN.Tom and his wife Jonna now make their home in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.