I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I studied watercolor as a boy. I then studied oils for four years as a young man in New England.
I earned various non-art degrees and concentrated on raising our family earning a living as a teacher, an inner city High School Principal and later as the CIO of a large public organization.
In the nineteen-eighties I began experimenting with the then emerging digital art forms.
I taught “Digital Tools for Artists” and “Electronic Painting” at The Art Student League of Denver for seven years after I first retired. I now work as a full time artist.
Among my permanent installations is a sixteen-piece commission for the corporate collection at Delta Dental national headquarters.
I work in oil, inks, archival pigment prints, mixed media, and sculpture.
Nine Dot Arts, Art Consultants (http://www.ninedotarts.com), Denver, represent me on my commercial sales. This site can only be accessed by the trade.
I am also represented by Saatchi Art, London and Los Angeles: (http://www.saatchiart.com/Tomstevens).
I focus on five major themes in my artwork:
1. People and their activities.
2. The natural beauty of wildlife and habitats.
3. The structures we live and work in.
4. The things we make and discard.
5. Abstract and non-representational pieces created from my experience with my other themes.
My work is characterized by themes that interest me.
For example I spent years documenting the urban landscape of Denver in a series of more than 120 Archival Pigment Prints entitled Inner Mansions ®.
An Archival Pigment Prints series entitled Rivers Run includes over 40 pieces of the many rivers I have paddled, floated and rowed.
A series of works in Oil and Archival Pigment Prints capturing Colorado farms and ranches met with considerable success with audiences.
I also spent time in New Mexican Pueblos documenting and interpreting what I saw.
My Current Available Work
For the past two years I have been working on a new series of Ecological Landscapes; drawing inspiration from images on the Web, Google Earth Landsat, NASA and various other sources as inspiration to describe my growing concern for our fragile planet. When appropriate, I request permission.
Some of these are now posted in my "For Sale" Gallery.
I live in Colorado and draw inspiration from the people I meet, the West and Southwest, and from my travels. The pieces presented here represent only a portion of my portfolio. Watch this site for my other artwork or E-mail me regarding your own art interests.