By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece Exhibitions of works by American contemporary Impressionist painter Tom Nachreiner (born 1945 in Madison, Wisconsin).
Tom 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 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 Art Education. 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, & was included in their book, distributed worldwide. Tom has won many illustration awards throughout the years, both locally and nationally.
In more recent years, Tom has made a transition 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 10 years, with oil on canvas or linen.
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Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Tom Nachreiner (Born 1945)
Feature Artist Bio
November 30, 2014
“As an ‘Oil Painters of America’ member, I work mostly plein air, painting on location or from life in the studio, but I also work from photos & sketches on larger paintings. I am certainly influenced by the American, French and Russian Impressionists. I want to capture the essence of a moment in time, celebrate the freshness of oil paint in aggressive, confident brushwork, trying not to fuss over the small detail, rather to capture primarily the form, mood & light, with a strong & dynamic design I instinctively build into each composition. I paint often, working spontaneously, with high energy, & a positive spirit.”