TOM LINDEN

 

www.tomlindenart.com

Biography

 

 

Tom Linden grew up in suburban Chicago, Illinois and now resides in Rockford, Illinois. In addition to his artwork, Tom teaches art classes through Rock Valley College. Painting the landscape en plein air allows Tom to explore the effects of light and weather while yielding to his love of the outdoors. Tom utilizes plein air studies to create his studio works. Tom’s creative use of colors, patterns and textures come together to capture details that make his paintings come alive.

 

Education: Studied Watercolor and Oil Painting enroute to an Art Minor Millikin University; Decatur, IL         1977-1981

Instructor: Rock Valley College Community and Continuing Education                                                                 2005 – Present

                       

Awards, Honors, Memberships (select)

                        Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society – 2001

                        Signature Membership - Bronze Status – Watercolor Society of Alabama – 2009

                        Signature Membership – North East Watercolor Society - 2007

                        Signature Membership – Watercolor Society of Alabama – 2002

                        Signature Membership – Northwest Watercolor Society – 2000

                        Signature Membership – Illinois Watercolor Society - 2011

                        Best of Show – A River Runs Through It Regional Competition – Dixon, IL 2009

                        Finalist - The Artists Magazine Annual Best of Competition - Srtill Life 2010

                        Finalist - The Artists Magazine Annual Best of Competition - Landscape 2009

                        Finalist - The Artists Magazine Annual Best of Competition - Still Life 1996

                        Second Place - North Light Magazine Cover Competition 2009

                        Third Place - 2012 Midland Spring Juried Exhibition

                        Third Place - 2012 Edge of the Rock Plein Air Competition

                        Peoples Choice Award - 2012 Edge of the Rock Plein Air Competition

                        Honorable Mention – Watercolor Art Society-Houston 2009

                        Creative Catalyst Award – Georgia Watercolor National 2006

                        Daler-Rowney USA Award – 2007 Watercolor USA National Exhibition

                        Daler-Rowney USA Award –Watercolor Society of Alabama Exhibition 2005

                        Robert E. Goodier Memorial Award - 2001 Watercolor U.S.A. Exhibition

                        Patron Purchase Award, Watercolor U.S.A. National Exhibition - 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2007 (2)

        Published – Splash 11: New Directions. Durand Dusk used for title page.

Information concerning additional awards is available at Tom's website www.tomlindenart.com/resume