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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.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Iowa Beach

I finsihed this one tonight. It is on gatorboard with applied texture. The reference is a plein piece I completed yesterday. this is an area about 7 miles from my house along the Iowa river. 24x30 inches


  1. This is beautiful. I love the textures and treatment of the grass in front. It is large, too for a plein air.

  2. thanks Jo. I struggled a bit with this pastel. I haven't workd on a textured board for awhile and it doesn't accept many layers of pastel. Hoe,ever I was able to complete the piece. thanks tom