Friday, July 19, 2024

APRIL 18, 2023

Painting of the month winner, Mickey Archer with his painting titled Rope Trick, a watercolor.
Demo Artist: Tom Brown
Rural Landscape Painter – Preserving Rural America
At our April meeting, watercolor artist Tom Brown, painted one of his favorite barn scenes, sharing his unique skill and techniques.
Completed Demo Piece by Tom Brown
Tom Brown


Tom is a landscape painter working primarily in watercolor. He’s drawn to remote and rural locations with dilapidated structures such as old barns and outbuildings.

His work has been juried into several prestigious exhibits and plein air events around the country. 

Tom is a native of Colorado, and presently resides in Fairview, TX., but his Colorado roots are deep. He owns property near Salida on the Arkansas River, where it’s not uncommon to find him fly fishing. 

When asked about moving to Texas, he jokes, “If I’d known that Texans don’t have a clue what green chili is, we’d never left!”


I get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction from painting what appeals to me and holds my attention, it’s more about the process than the end result. If it resonates with the viewer, all the better. 

Willis Farm by Tom Brown


The Southwestern Watercolor Society, (Signature Member)

The Society of Watercolor Artists (Signature Member)

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico,

McKinney Plein Air Society,

Richardson Civic Art Society

For more information about Tom Brown and his work, visit:

At the Polls by Tom Brown