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Tom Lockhart


Colorado native, Tom Lockhart, was born and raised in Monte Vista, the heart of the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.  Tom’s love for nature and the outdoors is evident in his paintings.  Striving to convey a feeling of light and atmosphere is always a challenge for any artist but for Tom it is even more challenging because he works in oils, pastels, and watercolors.  Tom looks to the Old Masters and great painters of the late 19th and early 20th century for inspiration in his own work.  “I am striving for a balance between traditional representational painting and impressionism.  I feel that texture and variation of paint application along with solid design and drawing make for a stronger presentation.”

He relishes the opportunity to paint landscapes from life.  “The outdoors is our greatest teacher. One should never take for granted the beauty of nature and especially our great country. We are truly blessed to live and work in freedom.”

Tom is a Signature Member of the North Western Rendezvous group (NWR) in Helena, MT.  Lockhart was a featured seminar presenter for the NWR during the twenty-eighth annual Western Rendezvous of Art in Helena, Montana, 2006, “It was truly an honor to speak and demonstrate to fellow artists such as Matt Smith, George Strickland, John Budicin, Jim Wilcox, Greg Beecham, and many others artists and patrons of such notoriety”.  Tom is also a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and won the First Place Award of Excellence and the Patron’s Choice Award for the OPA in 2005.

Tom has participated in many shows and outdoor painting events including the Telluride Plein-Air Festival, the Sedona Plein-Air Festival and the Rocky Mountain Plein-Air (RMPAP) events (which are both Signature and National shows). Tom is a Signature Member of RMPAP.   He won the RMPAP Award of Excellence in 2004, 2003, and 2002.  He was the recipient of the Director’s Choice Award in 2003. 

Tom won the Award of Excellence at the Telluride Plein-air Festival Chosen by Southwest Art Magazine. He also received the Best of Show at the 16th Annual Colorado Watercolor Society’s “Summer of Watercolor” Exhibition 2007.  

tom.jpg (135299 bytes)Tom has participated in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show since  2006. He has also been included in the C.M. Russell Auction for many years.  Tom was chosen for the Top Mini 100 Finals at the Arts for the Parks 2006.  He is the recipient of many awards including Winner of Region III for the Top 100 in Arts for the Parks both in 2004 and 1994. 

Tom teaches workshops all over the country through The Heart & Eagle Workshops. Information is available through his website at www. lockhartfineart.com

He is also represented by these fine galleries throughout Colorado:

Wild Horse Gallery                    Steamboat Springs, CO

Evergreen Fine Art                                  Evergreen, CO

Act 1 Gallery                                                    Taos, NM



 The Colorado Governor's Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO2014-2016

Southwest Salon of Art Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Gallery Dallas, TX 2012-2013

 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show Old West Museum Cheyenne, WY 2006-2016

 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery Scottsdale, AZ 2011-2012

 Artists of the National Parks, Estes Park, CO 2011-2013

 Representing the West, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Pueblo, CO 2003-2013



 Signature Member Oil Painters of America

 Northwestern Rendezvous Art Group

 Rocky Mountain Plein-Air Painters

 Purchase Award for the King Collection Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Pueblo, CO 2013

 Southwest Art Magazine Artist Choice Award Fairplay Plein-Air Festival 2012

 Best of Show 3 Plein-Air Events: Fairplay 2011, Victor, CO 2011, Sangre Art Guild 2011

 People’s Choice Award Western Rendezvous of Art NWR Helena, MT 2011



The County Register Chosen for the Cover for both the Colorado Issue and New Mexico Issue January 2013

 Landscape Artists of America Hardbound issue 2012 Kennedy Publications NY, NY 2012

 On Line Publication ART TO ART PALETTE 2011

 “Home Again” Southwest Art Magazine and Cover February 2006

 “Colorado Markings” Watercolor Magazine Spring 2000

 “Subliminal Drama” Art of the West Magazine May/June 1998

Lockhart Fine Art FaceBook Page www.facebook.com/tom.lockhart2?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Lockhartfineartcom/308670472548043
Western Rendezvous of Art www.nwart.com
Oil Painters of America www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters www.rmpap.org/
Western Artists of America www.westernartistofamerica.com
Art Academy Live www.artacademylive.com
The Gallery at the Windsor www.galleryatthewindsor.com
Windsor Hotel www.windsorhoteldelnorte.com


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Tom Lockhart's Painting, " February Snow" 
 Awarded the Cover of Southwest Art.

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Feature story titled: "Home Again"  by contribution writer, Gussie Fauntleroy.




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Tom Lockhart
179 Raptor Court
Canon City, CO 81212

Located in Dawson Ranch

E-mail: tom@lockhartfineart.com  
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