Tom Fawkes: Paintings

Tom Fawkes, Villa Medici – Valesquez Vicolo, 2020

Tom Fawkes: Paintings

Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR - Mar 4 – 27

by Joseph Gallivan

Tom Fawkes is a longtime art teacher in Oregon and Wisconsin whose realistic paintings of formal gardens throb with the wildness of the tamed topiary and trees. Working with acrylics on canvas or wood panel, the octogenarian Fawkes paints sunlit mansions and temples that have stood in Italy and France for centuries, yet look right out of the 21st century thanks to his practiced eye and hand.

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