kansas state teachers college, 1965
Born and raised on a farm/ ranch in Southeastern Kansas. Started painting at age 4. Am now 64, and a lot of water has passed under that bridge.
My goal as an artist is to never repeat the same thing twice. Life is about Change, and I try my best to embrase it even if it sometimes feels like groping in a dark roomfull of moths. I work in a variety of media and disciplines. chosing what I feel to be right for the moment.
I am an experimenter at heart, and I like to think of myself as a problem solver, and something of a scientist as well as an artist.
My styles and subject matters span a wide range: from portraits to landscapes, from imaginary to photo realism, from classical to post modernism.
I've had numberous one-man and group shows throughout the years. Last autumn lectured and taught at some schools, and I presented a one-man retrospective in my home town in Kansas which was well received.
Please visit my other website: myspace.com/tomellisart click "pics" to view about 550 paintings and other art works.