Tom Smith - Artist Biography
Originally from Toledo Ohio, Tom Smith has lived in the Milwaukee area since 1981.
Tom’s art training consists of art lessons at the Toledo Museum of Art in 3rd through 5th Grades and then in High School.
After one class in college in 1977, he essentially stopped painting.
He went on to earn a Master of Music Degree after moving to Wisconsin, and became a professional cellist.
He has played in the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and been Principal Cellist of the Festival City Symphony since 1985. He also taught 1st Grade for 15 years in Wauwatosa.
Tom began to paint again in 2012 when he stopped teaching.
He is now a member of:
The League of Milwaukee Artists, (LMA)
Wauwatosa Artists Workshop,(WAW)
Wisconsin Plein Air Painters,
Fine Art Montage (FAM)-a cooperative artists group.
The Grafton Arts Mill FAM
Saint John's Cathedral LMA
Anderson Art Gallery, Kenosha
Gallery M at the Intercontinental Hotel
Gallery @ the Blue (FAM)
Cedarburg Cultural Center (WAW) Award
Cedarburg Cultural Center (LMA) Award
Wauwatosa Public Library (WAW) Award
Art and Soul Gallery (solo 2103)
Bridgetowne Gallery (solo 2014)
Wauwatosa Public Library (solo 2017)
Samara Garden and Gallery and Gallery Bloom
“en plein air” and Tent Shows:
Menomonee Falls Art in the Park and Art on the Walk
Channel 10/36 Holiday Art Fair
Bay View Arts Guild Drive Thru Art Show
Competitions in Cedarburg, Goerner Botanical and Durward's Glen in Baraboo, Wi