Tom Stephens: A Land Remembered

Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art
February 16 – 21, 2015

In this solo exhibition, the artist presents a new series of work with paintings that he created in the past 12 months.

Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art
February 16 – 21, 2015

ARTIST RECEPTION – FEB. 20th (5-8pm) / FEB. 21st (noon-3pm)

In this solo exhibition, the artist presents a new series of work with paintings that he created within the past 12 months.

“I will take you on a visual hike through landscapes of dense, painterly textures and exaggerated color; where compositions of distant reaching spaces form an opening for the viewer to enter into a natural world of fluid paint and expressive energy.

Influences from vivid memories of places visited along the Florida coastal environment are especially evident in the series entitled, “Rainbow River”. Each painting is developed loosely and left elusive. Through its ambitious use of large-scale canvases and my most vivid palette to date, I have attempted to keep my work adventurous, allowing the viewer a chance to explore with their own creative minds.”

"Rainbow River" oil and acrylic on canvas  48" x 46"
“Rainbow River”
oil and acrylic on canvas
48″ x 46″

Stephens’ received his BFA degree from Ringling College of Art & Design. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries throughout the United States. Stephen’s work is in private, corporate, and public collections including those of the PNC Bank, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Ringling College of Art and Design.

Examples of his work can be viewed at www.tomstephenspaintings.com.

Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art
2698 Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
Gallery hours: Monday – Sunday (noon-3:00pm)