TOM BLUEMLEIN, OPA     "Reaching for the Light"     24" x 14"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $2,500.  - Available for presale but must remain through the end of show -

Biography:                                                                                            President of the Cincinnati Art Club                                                      Past-President of the American Impressionist Society                     Signature Member, Oil Painters of America

Tom Bluemlein, OPA finds inspiration for his landscape, waterscape, and still life oil paintings virtually everywhere he travels, throughout the United States and France. Yet most of his paintings are created close to home, whether that is in the Smoky Mountain region of Eastern Tennessee, the Kentucky countryside, the beautiful Ohio Valley woodlands.

Nature in all its forms is tirelessly fascinating to the artist, clouds and fog with a strong focused light being of particular interest. However, no matter what the subject of his paintings may be, water usually plays a prominent role, holding a great deal of significance for Tom and perhaps suggesting an energy flow. Created with an ethereal touch, Tom’s impressionist paintings take the viewer far beyond the subject matter, to a calm place where memories and moods are recalled and revisited.

Bluemlein’s art career spans thirty years and has taken him to several states–from his studies in Cincinnati, Ohio and Woodstock, New York to his recent work in his native Kentucky, and now to the magical scenery of New Mexico. In addition to painting, Tom enjoys helping and encouraging other artists, and does so regularly through his workshops and painting demonstrations. He also serves as a juror for various shows.

The artist is a past-President of the American Impressionist Society; current President of the Cincinnati Art Club; a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America; a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York City, The Indiana Plein Air Painters, the Kentucky Watercolor Society, and the American Society of Marine Artists.

Corporate Collections:

Great American Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Marriott Hotel, Covington, Kentucky

Saint Luke Hospital, Kentucky