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Eldora, Iowa, United States
Hello- welcome to my blog. My name is Tom Christopher and I have been a landscape artist for many years. I enjoy painting scenes near my home in rural Eldora, Iowa. I am a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a Charter Member of the Pastel Society of Iowa.

2013 Workshops


1. May 4 and 5...Maquoketa Art association. Maquoketa Iowa.
2. May 18 and 19 Des Moines Art Center. Des Moines Iowa
3..September 12,13,and 14 Eurekas Springs Art center
Eurekea Springs Ar.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

First Plein Air of the 2009 season

It rained most of the morning today --but cleared off and warmed up this pm. I was able to travel to my favorite painting spot and produce this study. past over water color on paper. about 16x20 inches.


  1. Hello,

    I have been online searching the internet for other plein air artists and I have seen your work on your website. On May 1st, I began a new website that I hope you will go to and join: pleinairartists.ning.com.

    Already some really fine artists have joined and I am very gratified by their interest. I just one month since it began we already have over 300 artists. There is no fee, no jury and world-wide. It is open to everyone who paints outdoors on location. So beginners can learn and be inspired by the masters. There is also a good market here to advertise your workshops. You can even keep your individual group here as well.

    I have been painting on location for over 40 years, but I am new at making a website. I want to make this the online meeting place. A real down to earth kind of site to publicize events, exchange ideas, express yourself, and of course, make new friends. I already feel that I have made several new friends as I have welcomed new members and are able to chat back and forth with them. So it’s already working the way that I thought it would.

    I hope to see you when you log in and hope you will pass along this web address to your painting friends and group members.

    Don Maier


  2. This is a nice piece. I love the bright green of spring.