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Thomas Himsel is a Hoosier artist who was reared on a family farm in Danville, IN and graduated from Purdue University in Turf Management. He built a landscape and retail design firm for 30 years in Hendricks County and has recently retired to devote all of his time to painting. Currently, his paintings are being honored in the following competitions: Hudson Valley Art Association, Old Lyme, Connecticut; Indiana Heritage 30th Exhibition, Nashville, IN., Ada Shultz Award; 84th Hoosier Salon
Thomas attributes his growth as a professional artist to the excellent teachers that he has studied with in the past few years. He also has gathered better ways of “seeing mother nature’s beauty and complexity” by studying on location in areas such as; the coast of Oregon, the deserts of Arizona, the mountains of Montana, the tobacco barns of Tennessee, the fall colors of Vermont, and the seasonal changes in Indiana’s countryside. While his style of painting is usually en plein air or outside painting, Thomas also paints portraits and figure. He feels that painting in these two areas only strengthens his ability to depict the essence of a landscape painting.
Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana Plein Air Painters, Southside Art League of Indianapolis, Central Indiana Artists, Hoosier Salon, Oil Painters of America, Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Indiana Artists Club, Inc., Indian Heritage Arts
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