Thomas Kitts – painter – Oregon


Thomas is both inspired and exhilarated by the way light plays across the landscape and he has devoted most of his life to capturing it in oil. He prefers to work directly from life for its honesty and immediacy, incorporating many alla prima techniques developed by 19th century master painters such as Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn.

Thomas is a signature member of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association, an Associate Member of the California Art Club, a member the Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. He travels extensively and maintains a distinguished exhibition history which has included the Portland Art Museum, the Laguna Art Museum, the Maritime Museum of Curacao, the Academy Museum of Art in Easton, Maryland, the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America’s National & Regional Exhibitions, Arts for the Parks Top 100, and three New York Art Expos.

Thomas has also been featured in several issues of PleinAir Magazine and named as an Artist to Watch by The Informed Collector. He is also a multiple Raymar Art and PleinAir Magazine Salon Finalist and has also been a guest lecturer at three Plein Air Convention & Expos in Monterey, California.

Thomas’s work is widely collected throughout North America.

Awards

Over the last ten years Thomas has been honored with numerous prestigious awards such as Best of Show (Carmel, CA), Best International Artist (Curacao), Artist Choice (Laguna Beach, CA ), Hamilton Family Foundation Award (Lauguna Beach, CA), First Place (Maryhill Museum, WA), and Best New Artist (Easton MA) and numerous Honorable Mentions.

Spring in Piedmont Park. By Thomas Kitts. Original Oil Painting on Canvas. 16″ x 12″. $1,600.

Walking the Dog. By Thomas Kitts. Original Oil Painting on Canvas. 7.25″ x 9.25″. $650.

Morning in Piedmont Park. By Thomas Kitts. Original Oil Painting on Canvas. 16″ x 12″. $1,600.

Spring Blossoms. By Thomas Kitts. Original Oil Painting on Canvas. 16″ x 12″. $1,600.

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