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Tom Elden

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20150604230642-_skipjack_kathryn_working_off_sandy_point_chesepeake_bay_from_photo_by_mike_reber_-
Skipjack Kathryn Working off Sandy Point Chesapeake Bay from a photo by Michael J. Reber, 2015 Oil on Canvas Framed 12 X 16 X .5 Inches © Tom Elden
20150720183743-_kentucky_after_snow_storm_from_photo_by_rich_steip_2015
Kentucky After a Snow Storm from photos by Rich Steip, 2015 Oil on Canvas Board 16 X 12 X .5 Inches © Tom Elden
20150720173951-_catholic_church_in_slovenia_from_photo_by_andrea_fountain_2015
Catholic Church in Slovenia from a photo by Andrea Fountain, 2015 Oil on Canvas Framed 16 X 20 X 1 Inches © Tom Elden
20141229235239-tom_with_fiona_skippering_a_420_painting_dec_2014_pt_office
Tom with print "Fiona Skippering a 420 at Islesboro Maine" Print of Acrylic on Canvas
20141229212146-fiona_skippering_a_420_at_islesboro_copyright
Fiona Skippering a 420 at Islesboro Maine, 2014 Acrylic 9.5 X 8 X 0 Inches © Tom Elden
20150207204320-_windy_gorge_2015
Windy Gorge, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 14 by 18 © Tom Elden
20141229234950-_summer_in_franklin_tennessee
Summer in Franklin Tennessee, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 11 by 14 Inches © Tom Elden
20150105232454-satellite_disintegrating_2014
Satellite Disintegrating, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20" by 80" © Tom Elden
20141229231039-battle_of_franklin_tennessee_november_30__1864
Battle of Franklin Tennessee November 30 1864, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 3 Feet by 4 Feet © Tom Elden
20141229233302-rain_rain_-_copy
Rain Rain, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 12 by 16 Inches © Tom Elden
20150207204400-_denizens_2015
Denizens, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 20 by 60 © Tom Elden
20130518171932-_battle_of_britain_oct_2012_1_
Battle of Britain, 2012 Acryllic on Canvas 48 X 60 Inches © Tom Elden
20140115043528-1000walk_in_the_light_2013
Walk in the Light, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 72 X 1.5 Inches © Tom Elden
20131006180150-tom_in_front_of_walk_in_the_light_august_2013
Tom in Front of Walk In the LIght at King's Harbor, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 4 Feet by 6 Feet © Tom Elden
20130428040241-_pratumorcoop_2012
Pratum Oregon Co-Op, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas-giclee Only 24 X 30 Inches © Tom Elden
20130411223530-_freedomtower_rising
Freedom Tower Rising, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas-original and Giclee 30 X 24 Inches © Tom Elden
20130524141703-_abandoned-morrow_county_oregon
Abandoned-Morrow County Oregon, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 30 Inches © Tom Elden
20140108234709-tom_in_front_of_abandoned-morrow_county_oregon_2013
Tom in Front of Abandoned - Morrow County Oregon, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 24 by 30 © Tom Elden
20130518171408-_sailinginclose_1_
Sailing in Close, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas- Giclee Only 18 X 24 Inches © Tom Elden
20130914163951-_willamette_university_college_of_law_1_
Willlamette University College of Law, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 24 Inches © Tom Elden
20130914161732-_danangsouthvietnam1969
Da Nang South Vietnam 1969, 1969 Acrylic on Canvas Paper 16 X 20 Inches © TomElden
20130411223109-_childrenatpond
Children at Pond, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas-giclee Only 18 X 24 Inches © Tom Elden
20130728020036-_hydrangeasbywall
Hydrangeas by Wall, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 24 Inches © Tom Elden
20130914162845-_nuclear_winter_2012_1_
Nuclear Winter , 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 40 X 30 Inches © Tom Elden
20130411223848-_sandbars_2012
Sandbars, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas-original 36 X 48 Inches © Tom Elden
20140108234242-saint_john_vianney_chapel_balboa_island_ca_copyright
Saint John Vianney Chapel Balboa Island CA, December 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 24 Inches by 30 Inches © Tom Elden
20130428035447-_mexican_sage_2012_1_
Mexican Sage, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas-view Only 24 X 24 Inches © Tom Elden
20131030003021-_jesus_after_feeding_the_four_thousand
Jesus After Feeding the Four Thousand, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30 Inches by 40 Inches © Tom Elden
20140302232140-_colored_stripes
Colored Stripes, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 24 X 1.5 Inches © Tom Elden
20130914163736-_industrial_revolution_ii
Industrial Revolution II, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 11 X 14 Inches © Tom Elden
20130411224204-_unseen_seen_cabrillo_beach_2011
Unseen Seen Cabrillo Beach, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas-giclee Only 16 X 20 Inches © Tom Elden
20140228022744-_ms_saigon___street_vendor_1970
Ms Saigon - Street Vendor 1970, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 16 X 20 X 1.5 Inches © Tom Elden
20140228023557-_sleep_with_the_fishes
Sleep with the Fishes, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 24 X 1.5 Inches © Tom Elden
20130914161458-_rosesonwall
Roses on Wall, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 14 X 11 Inches © Tom Elden
20130411223733-_oklahoma_guitar_2012
Oklahoma Guitar, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas-original 36 X 48 Inches © Tom Elden
20130728020257-_bowloffruit
Bowl of Fruit, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 11 X 14 Inches © Tom Elden
20130914161906-_sandbar_at_avenue_a_redondo
Sandbar at Avenue A Redondo Beach, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 16 X 20 Inches © Tom Elden
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Quick Facts
Works in
Los Angeles County
Schools
Phillips Academy Andover, 1958, HS
Oberlin College, 1962, BA
Stanford University
Representing galleries
http://www.artbytomelden.com/
Tags
canvas/acrylic, acrylic, abstract, conceptual, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional
Statement

 

 

My main website (with links) is http://www.artbytomelden.com/

I became interested in art growing up in Chicago and visiting its museums and galleries. As a child I was privileged to take lessons at the Art Institute of Chicago and remember the strong smell of paint and thinners in the working area of the building. While at the Art Institute I had to go outside and do a chalk rendering  of one of the lions which then became a painting.  Unfortunatley it was discarded along with a "book" also inspired by Chicago museums ("Theodoric the Bold" from visits to the Hardy Museum of Armore".  That museum is now part of the Art Institute.). My paternal grandmother was an excellent painter of water colors; my limited claim in that area was a water color painting on display in a contest at the Chicago Fair department store.   My prize "winner" at the Fair was a scene of traffic going both ways separated by a median strip with  trees.

In high school at Andover I learned  to paint in acrylics. I sketched a lot in college but really started painting on a trip to Europe between college and law school. I saw many countries and museums and galleries and painted in oils as I traveled. I painted during law school and owned the Elden Art Gallery in Menlo Park California. I painted after law school and then when overseas with the Navy for three years during the Vietnam war from 1967 to 1970.  I was stationed in the Philippines and Vietnam and also painted when visiting other countries such as Japan.


I retired from the law in 2011 and took up painting in a serious way; I have sold  my art.. I  have visited galleries around the country and am active in the Palos Verdes Art Center as well as the Torrance based Destination Art. . Two of my favorite artists are Piet Mondrian and Vincent Van Gogh.  For an American artist I like Andrew Wyeth. I love color and was encouraged to do more abstract paintings. I enjoy painting buildings, still lifes, landscapes and sometimes people. I returned to oil painting in the summer of 2015 after over 50 years. I still paint in acrylic but oil is now my primary medium.    I exhibit in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.