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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, September 17, 2009


Last year I was fortunate to take Handell's mentoring workshop.. He showed me how to cast shadows with out drastically altering the value of the subject. He used a charcoal stick and very lightly shaded the area he wanted to cast the shadow.. in this case it was on the trunk of a tree. I have use this method time and time again. ...tom


  1. Hi Tom, thank you for the tip! Very nice painting, too.

  2. Tom, I love your artwork, and your spirit, and your blog!!! Soon, you will giving art workshops. In fact, do it now, as it is also a good way to keep learning!! I love what you do, keep it up. Ida