Tom Browning

Tom Browning

Born in Ontario, Oregon in 1949, Tom Browning has been painting professionally since 1972.  His love of the west has always been the biggest inspiration and has kept the western theme alive on his easel. Working primarily in oils, Browning feels he is now creating his strongest and most meaningful work.

In 1994 Tom wrote an instructional book entitled Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings which was acclaimed by many schools and painting students as one of the best ever out on the market.  As a result he entered into a ten year phase of giving back to the art world as he traveled around the country teaching workshops and giving painting demonstrations in addition to his rigorous painting schedule. Recently Tom chose to curtail the workshops in order to concentrate solely on painting.   His paintings have been described as “ a moment in time full of impact and emotion with a keen observation of light”.

In 2009 Browning won the prestigious Prix de West Award at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. And after being elected to the CAA later that same year, he said, “2009 was a big year, but I really look forward to the camaraderie of the group and hanging along with the best artists in western art.”

Tom and his wife Joyce make their home in Bend, Oregon where the beauty of the high desert inspires many backdrops for his paintings.