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Tom Browning, CA

Born in Ontario, Oregon in 1949, Tom Browning has been painting professionally since 1972. Starting out with wildlife as a choice of subject matter, Tom worked primarily in black and white using a medium known as scratchboard. Learning to properly see values and creating such a convincing sense of light have been instrumental to Browning's success.

Now working primarily in oils, Tom's subject matter takes in a wide scope that knows no boundaries. Still life and figures, however, make up the majority of his work, and are always the subjects in his workshops that he teaches around the country each year.

Tom Browning became a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America in 2009, and he has won many awards over the years. In June of 2009 he was awarded the Prix de West Award at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for "Dawn of a New Day". Tom is also a member of the Portrait Painters Society of America, and he has been a guest artist's at the National Academy of Western Art and the Plein Air Painters of America. He also participates in the Prix de West Show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and the Quest for the West Show at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. The mural "The Adoration of the Christ Child" for St. Mary's in Boise, Idaho was installed in January of 2009.


"Near Dusk" Oil by Tom Browning, 9"x12" $3,800. To purchase call The Plainsmen Gallery: 1-888-779-2240

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