Tom Browning Born in Ontario, Oregon in 1949, Tom Browning has been painting professionally since 1972. Starting out with western and wildlife as a choice of subject matter, Tom has had a multifaceted career that has provided many incredible paintings of many different subjects and mediums. But his love of the west has always been his biggest inspiration that has kept the western theme alive on his easel. Now working primarily in oils, Browning feels he is creating his strongest and most meaningful work. In 1994 Tom wrote an instructional book for Northlight 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. Since becoming a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group in 1986, Browning has been a four time recipient of judges’ merit awards, and in 1994 received an Award of Excellence from the NWR Group. Tom is a member of the Portrait Painters Society of America, which chose him as a finalist in a 2000 competition in New York City, and has been a guest artist’s at the National Academy of Western Art and the Plein Air Painters of America. In 2008 Tom, was invited to participate in the Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. At the 2009 Prix de West Show he was given the honor of having his painting “The Dawn of a New Day” win the Prix de West Award. He also will be recognized with a special tile in the Edward L. Gaylord Exhibition Wing hallway, and his painting will take its rightful place in the William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery. In October of 2009 Tom was invited to become the twenty-second member of the Cowboy Artist’s of America. His work will be shown at their annual show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum every October. He currently is showing his work at Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona and Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon. He participates in the Prix de West, Oklahoma Cowboy Artist's of America, Oklahoma and Briscoe Museum, San Antonio, Texas.
Publications Northlight / Browning/Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings/ 1994 Northlight / Metzger / Artists’s Guide to Materials and Techniques 1996 Northlight / Kipp / The Best of Flower Painting / 1997 Putnam / Browning, Maynard / Sata’s Time Off / 1997 Northlight / Wolf / The Best of Portrait Painting / 1998 Northlight/ Albert/2003 Harper Collins / Presley/Love Me Tender 2003 / Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Painting, Echo Point Books, Revised 2016 and Reflections of the West, C.J. Hadley 2016. Periodical Publications Art of the West March/April 1989, Southwest Art December 1990, Focus Santa Fe Nov/Dec 1992, US Art Dec 1992, Informart Jan/Feb 1993, Rainbow Spring 1994, The Santa Fean Magazine August 1994, Art of the West Nov/Dec 1994, US Art Dec 1996, Art of the West January/February 2004, Skywest Magazine Nov/Dec 2006, Persimmon Hill Magazine Spring/2009, Persimmon Hill Magazine Summer/2009, Western Art and Architecture Fall/Winter 2009, Western Horseman October/2009, Art of the West Jan/Feb 2010, Western Art and Architecture Fall/ 2010, Western Horseman August 2010, Southwest Art Magazine June 2011, Western Horseman Nov 2012, Fine Art Connoisseur April 2017, Cowboys and Indians Magazine July 2017, Art of the West October 2017 and Cascade Art and Entertainment December 2017.