2013 Juried Salon Show

2013 Salon Show in Petoskey, MI

Juror of Awards & Distinguished Artist

We are pleased to announce and welcome Thom Robinson OPA as our 2013 Juried Salon Show juror of awards.

Thom Robinson OPA

Thom Robinson OPA
Thom grew up in Flint, Michigan. He was raised in an artistically inclined family &mdash his mother enjoyed painting, and his father practiced woodworking. Robinson attended the Flint Institute of Art. Following his studies, Thom joined the Navy. While stationed in San Diego, he traveled extensively, painting western desert and Mountain scenes. Living in Indiana today he enjoys traveling out west in his jeep several times a year painting in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

If hiking a long distance, he travels light. When painting winter scenes in Frigid temperatures and closed roads, he will pack his sled with his painting supplies and hike thru the woods, until he finds a spot to paint. He doesn’t use thinner with his oils, applying paint in thick strokes and bold gestures. His oil kit contains five large tubes: titanium white, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and cadmium red. From these primaries, he can mix any color in the spectrum.

Thom Robinson OPA - Plein Air Painting

He is currently a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and Small Painting Society and belongs to the Indiana Plein Air Painters, American Impressionist Society. He has received numerous awards with the Hoosier Salon, the Indiana HeritageArts Association, and the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. He has paintings in the Brown County Art Guild, Brown County Art Gallery Nashville, IN, the Hoosier Salon in Indianapolis, IN, the Hoosier Salon in New Harmony IN. and Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN. www.tcrobinson.com

  • Oil Painters of America Signature Member
  • 2 national awards, 1 regional award “Best Signature Member” American Impressionist Society
  • Hoosier Salon
  • Indiana Plein Air Artist
  • Small Painting Society