Tom Kirby’s art interest began at a young age, first by emulating his father, a second generation Abstract Expressionist painter. He was later mentored by Sam Scott. As studio assistant to Sam Scott for the past 20 years, Tom learned all phases of creating large works of art as well as the life practices of the artist. Tom Kirby’s exhibition career began in the late 1980’s, and he has exhibited his work nationally for the past 25 years. His work can be found in private collections worldwide. He received his BFA in painting from the College of Santa Fe, NM in 1989, and later taught print-making in its art department. Tom draws inspiration for his work from extensive travels throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and North Africa. Toms work is distinctly modern yet deeply influenced by past masters, most importantly, Carravagio. His work is a synthesis of expressionistic and minimalist influences.
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