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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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Along the California Coast

Hello-I just returned from a painting vacation along I-101 outside Carmel Ca. I started this large pastel when I returned home to Iowa. 32x40 inches pastel.


  1. This is so great, I like everything about it. And, thanks for showing you in it, it really conveys the immensity.

  2. Thanks very much for your comment Pam. This was a real challenge for me due to its size and the fact that I am a product of the midwest.