Tom Nachreiner – stunning paintings! Sometimes it’s tough to choose just one image… I had my heart set on Sunrise Mist – I mean, whoa a beautiful sunset, a magnificent tree… what’s not to love, right? Then I saw Jumping BFF – and it took me back to another place and time. As kids we used to jump into the river all day long. Literally. While the river was not off of a cliff or rock formation seeing these figures jumping is exactly what we used to do. I love the bit of abstractness to the water and background while grounding the painting so you truly know what’s going on. This is fabulous!
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Read a bit about Tom below…
Tom was born in Madison WI & grew up in Verona WI, close by. He enjoyed his younger years drawing plans for projects & later meeting over the kitchen table with an interested, inventive dad, trading crude drawings. Tom’s mother would help him with school projects when it would involve art. Tom got his creative start from his parents and explored his own artistic world with their support.
Tom Nachreiner has lived in Wisconsin all his life. He met his high school sweetheart, Nancy, in his freshman year at Verona High School. Tom was active in Track 4 years, Baseball 4 years, Basketball 4 years and as a Senior Tom won the Physics Award and was Secretary of Math & Science on the Student Council. After graduation, he spent one year at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he started out in Engineering & then switched to Fine Art. He transferred to Milwaukee’s Layton School of Art where he won a merit award scholarship each year & at the end of his junior year he won the school’s highest scholarship. The Miriam Frink, Charlotte Partridge Scholarship, included full tuition & all art supplies for his senior year. Tom received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with highest honors.
After graduation Tom built a reputation in Milwaukee’s Advertising community. He started his own illustration company, Art Factory, Ltd. Tom’s paintings were accepted three times into the New York Society of Illustrators Show in New York, & were included in their book distributed world wide. Tom has won many illustration awards throughout the years, both locally and nationally.
In more recent years, Tom has made a transition back to Fine Art, painting from his heart & exhibiting in Galleries. Tom paints “for the shear love of it”, earlier with watercolor & gouache on paper and now, within the last 15 years, with oil on canvas, linen, or panels.
Click HERE to read Tom’s bio in it’s entirety, including his teaching history, artist’s statement, recent awards and a bit about his wonderful family!
✍️ Until next time…