Tom deDecker

Artwork

A Feeling Of Peace On The Open Plains

Tom deDecker

A Feeling Of Peace On The Open Plains

Oil

9 x 12 in

End of a Peaceful Day

Tom deDecker

End of a Peaceful Day

Oil

9 x 12 in

Reflecting on the Life of a Great Man

Tom deDecker

Reflecting on the Life of a Great Man

Oil

10 x 8 in

Sunset River Reflection, 2018

Tom deDecker

Sunset River Reflection, 2018

Oil

8 x 10 in

Calm and Serene, 2018

Tom deDecker

Calm and Serene, 2018

Oil

9 x 12 in

Full Moon - Successful Hunt

Tom deDecker

Full Moon - Successful Hunt

Oil

16 x 20 in

Saguaro - Between Tucson and Phoenix

Tom deDecker

Saguaro - Between Tucson and Phoenix

oil

10 x 8 in

Trapper's Cabin - Days End

Tom deDecker

Trapper's Cabin - Days End

Oil

14 x 11 in

Calmness Of A Summer's Day

Tom deDecker

Calmness Of A Summer's Day

Oil

40 x 30 in

Mountain View Encampment

Tom deDecker

Mountain View Encampment

Oil

9 x 12 in

Saguaro Sunset

Tom deDecker

Saguaro Sunset

Oil

9 x 12 in

Earth's True Beauty, 2018

Tom deDecker

Earth's True Beauty, 2018

Oil

12 x 16 in

Preparing Dinner

Tom deDecker

Preparing Dinner

Oil

12 x 16 in

Setting of a Peaceful Day, 2018

Tom deDecker

Setting of a Peaceful Day, 2018

Oil

48 x 48 x 2.50 in

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Tom deDecker
A traditional painter of the peaceful lifestyle of the western Indian before 1880, he was born in 1951, in Appleton, Wisconsin and from 1975, lived in Redmond, Washington. He currently resides in Tombstone, Arizona. Before attending college, he was primarily interested in archaeology and anthropology, but was inspired by a student art show at Brigham Young University where he was enrolled. deDecker has won numerous local, state and international awards including Artist of the Year and Outstanding Artist by C.M. Russell Museum and is featured in "Artists of Renown". He is a member of "American Royal Western Artists". After college, he traveled throughout the West and then settled in Washington State because of his interest in the Plains tribes. He paints western landscapes in the Hudson River style. He also paints scenes of Native American life and customs. Tom's landscape oils portray a peace and tranquility of nature, quickly transporting the viewer to a quiet clearing deep in the heart of a panoramic mountain scene to focus on the gathering of wildflowers. The arresting sense of color is revealed in the translucent quality of his water and skies, and an excellent eye for composition is displayed in the depth and movement of the flowers and trees blowing in a soft breeze. Mr. de Decker feels in order for his paintings to be a success, they must not only be a portrayal of what one sees, but also include a mood, a feeling for the scene, giving it atmosphere. One can easily feel he has an inordinate sense and love for nature and people. Primarily a landscape artist, every now and then a figure appears in these spectacular settings, making us envious of them. Recent exploration into the Romantic landscape of the Hudson River School of Art has lead deDecker to a more sincere and deeper understanding of the master's technique. His soft, gentle landscapes and moody tonal quality have brought to art lovers a revival of an almost faded technique which shows he has been greatly influenced by the French impressionist painters, Monet and Van Gogh and the works of John Singer Sargent. ARTIST STATEMENT: "I highly prize this god-given talent. I love spending time in nature, and try to reproduce the feeling I receive there onto my canvases. Art is my passion and I love sharing it with those who appreciate art". He feels in order for his paintings to be successful, they must be not only be a portrayal of what one sees, but also include a mood, a feeling for the scene, giving it atmosphere.
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