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Tom Perkinson Art

American, b. 1940

Tom Perkinson, born in Indiana in 1940, has become distinguished as a regional painter, known for his work grounded in the visually dramatic landscape of the Southwest. As a child, Perkinson discovered he had a love for the natural landscape and a talent for art. He fostered that talent through classes at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and then at the Chicago Art Academy upon graduating from high school. He received a degree in art from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1964, before moving on to graduate school at the University of New Mexico. Here, he continued to paint the landscape and it was this work that began to reflect a new fascination with the Southwest. He had found what would become an infinite source of inspiration. Influenced by early painters of the southern Indiana landscape, painters like T. C. Steele, Vawter, Schultze and Forsythe, Perkinson’s early work focused on landscape, still life and city scenes. As his love of the New Mexico landscape grew, his work matured, finding influence in J.M.W. Turner, George Inness and James Mcneill Whistler. Soon, a distinctive, sprung-from-the-imagination style he came to describe as romantic realism began evolving. “None of these places exist”, he says, “I just make them up as I paint them." It was this preference for spontaneity that led to watercolor as his preferred medium. After more than four decades now as an artist painting New Mexico, Perkinson has built a prolific career. His work is included in private and public collections across the globe and he is represented in the collections of many museums, including the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, the University Art Museum in Albuquerque and the Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art in Indianapolis. His work is also included in the May 2006 book titled Landscapes of New Mexico, Paintings From the Land of Enchantment. He currently resides in Corrales, New Mexico, where he has lived for 20 years with his wife, renowned jewelry artist Louise Perkinson.

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"1940 - Boys on the Colorado" 4-Foot Acrylic Painting by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"1940 - Boys on the Colorado" is an original acrylic painting on canvas by Tom Perkinson. His use of saturated violets, vivid yellows, and resplendent oranges pushes color to almost-...
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Acrylic

Rare Early Work, Mixed Media on Paper Realist Landscape by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

"1940 - A Study of Apples" Original Acrylic on Canvas by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Acrylic

Large 4-Foot Acrylic on Canvas Realist Landscape by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Acrylic

"Flat Lands" Original Landscape Mixed Media on Paper by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Flat Lands" is an original mixed media on paper by Tom Perkinson. His use of saturated violets, vivid yellows, and resplendent oranges pushes color to almost-otherworldly realms. Th...
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

"Sioux Camp" Original Mixed Media on Paper Landscape by Tom Perkinson, Framed
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"1940 - Number Nine" Original Mixed Media on Board by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"1940 - Number Nine" is an original mixed media on board by Tom Perkinson. His use of saturated violets, vivid yellows, and resplendent oranges pushes color to almost-otherworldly re...
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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"1940 - Summer Flowers" Original Acrylic on Canvas by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Acrylic

"The Shepherd" Acrylic on Board Realist Landscape by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Acrylic

"Spring Journey" Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Acrylic

"Collecting Cattails" Original Mixed Media on Board by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

"Reflections in the Pond" Large Mixed Media on Board by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
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"Reflections in the Pond" is an original mixed media on board by Tom Perkinson. His use of saturated violets, vivid yellows, and resplendent oranges pushes color to almost-otherworld...
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

"1940 - New Mexico Farmers" Orig. Mixed Media on Board by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

"Fennell" Original Mixed Media on Board Floralscape by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

"Spring Sassafras" Original Mixed Media on Board by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Spring Sassafras" is an original mixed media on board by Tom Perkinson. His use of saturated violets, vivid yellows, and resplendent oranges pushes color to almost-otherworldly real...
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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"Plains Indian Camp" Lrg Original Mixed Media on Paper by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Plains Indian Camp" is an original mixed media on paper by Tom Perkinson. His use of saturated violets, vivid yellows, and resplendent oranges pushes color to almost-otherworldly re...
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

"Christmas 1986" Original Mixed Media on Board by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Color Pencil

Large 4-Foot Acrylic on Canvas Realist Painting by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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"1940 - Children at Play" Mixed Media on Heavy Paper by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"1940 - Children at Play," an original mixed media on heavy paper cardstock by Tom Perkinson, is a piece for the true collector. His use of saturated violets, vivid yellows, and resp...
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1970s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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"Lone [American] Indian" Painting on Board by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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"Ahote" (from Hopi Indian culture) Mixed Media on Paper by Tom Perkinson, Framed
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1980s Realist Tom Perkinson Art

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Butterfly
By Tom Perkinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
TOM PERKINSON "BUTTERFLY" MIXED MEDIA, SIGNED AMERICAN, DATED 1974 21.5 X 21 INCHES Tom Perkinson was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised in the country, and developed ...
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