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Adkins has won numerous awards for his designs, illustrations and paintings. His work has been purchased by GE, IBM Kraft, Minolta, Hilton Hotels, Timex, Wendy's and other major corporations.
Exhibiting in the Mystic International Marine Exhibition for the last four years, Thomas has had numerous one-man shows and group shows. His work is carried by prestigious galleries, such as Cavalier Gallery, Bayview Gallery and PH Miller Galleries throughout New England and Manitou Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Thomas Adkins is a seasoned veteran of plein air painting. Most works begin with 'on location' studies 16" x 20" or smaller. Adkins then composes larger works in his studio, compiling sketches, additional studies and uses his memory. His most recent works have been in the Woodbury and Southbury, Connecticut area along with works of the Down East coast of Maine.
Adkins' concept of landscape painting is to preserve his emotional reaction to the moods, feelings and perceptions of nature and sharing them with others. "Every good landscape painting should have a sense of what the artist is feeling to a particular location. Every day and every hour there is a different affect nature has on our senses."
As a contemporary painter of the New England landscape, Adkins is inspired by frequent visits to neighboring farms, coast villages and pastures of Connecticut and Maine. His style and technique have developed from early influences by impressionistic painters of light on nature, such as Monet, Pissarro, and Willard Metcalf and contemporary painter Peter Poskas. Adkins has the rare ability to capture the subtle nuances that make up the ever-changing beauty of light on the New England landscape in a realistic contemporary way.SOLD. If you would like to inquire about the availability of other works by this artist, please contact the gallery.