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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.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Hello- painted this morning. I am planning to add figures to my landscapes --this if my first study. pastel on uart paper 20x16 inches regards tom


  1. I've been reading your posts and looking at your pastels for the past several months,and I might add enjoying them. I am totally blown away at how quickly you are able to produce a piece. It takes me several days. Do you have more than one piece going at a time?

  2. Hello Carole--very nice to hear from you. I do paint fast. However, I carry the idea for the piece in my head for a long time (sometimes days) before I begin to paint. I sort of work out the steps in my head. Then when it comes time to put down pastel, the process moves along fairly quickly.

  3. Well, thank you that is very helpful.