“I didn’t choose art as a career, it chose me” is the answer often given by Tom Browning whenever asked why he decided to become an artist.  Tom began drawing horses, wildlife and Indians at age seven, and after five decades of painting and studying the work of Charlie Russell, James Reynolds, and Haddon Sundblom, Browning never tires of finding exciting ways to express this subject matter with the colorful and fluid brushwork that distinguish his place in the Western art market. 


In 2009 Tom won the coveted Prix de West award for his painting ‘Dawn of a New Day’ at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.  Later that same year he was elected into the esteemed group of western artists, Cowboy Artists of America. In 2010 Tom won the Silver Medial for Oil Painting at the Cowboy Artist's of America Annual Exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum.


Today he is best known for his oil paintings portraying horse and cattle drives filled with a convincing sense of light and dust.

He currently is showing his work at Insight Gallery, Fredricksburg, Texas, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Jackson Wyoming and Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon. He participates in annual exhibitions at the Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Artist's of America, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.

1992 Northlight: /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 Reflections of the West, C.J. Hadley    
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 
Art of the West Sept/Oct 2010
Southwest Art Magazine June 2011 
Western Horseman Nov 2012 
Western Horseman June 2013
Western Art Collector May/June 2016
Fine Art Connoisseur April 2017, 
Cowboys and Indians Magazine July 2017 
Art of the West October 2017 
Cascade Art and Entertainment December 201
Western Art Collector October 2017
Western Art Collector December 2019
Art of the West Guidebook December 2019