About Tom

picture of tomTom James was born in New Jersey. He studied at the Art Students League and Rutgers University. He has participated as a member and received multiple awards from the New Jersey Watercolor Society and the prestigious Salmagundi Club of New York City. Tom’s style suits various types of collectors from large corporations to private homes.

His paintings have been acquired by such corporations as Ingersoll Rand, United Technologies, Whiteweld Barrister and Brown. His artwork is proudly owned in the private collections of Bill Parcells, Bette Midler, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, and Chelsea Clinton. His artwork has been reproduced on coasters and note cards by the Metropolitan Opera and is sold in their gift shop.

Tom has his own original approach to paintings. His style is fresh and uplifting, while his palette is rich in its tones. His paintings have both a spiritual and romantic flair illustrated in the subject matter. The artist’s mastery resides in his ability to imprison light on canvas. The very delicate poetic strain in his paintings may be traced to the impressionist era. He has put sheet music in his work for over 20 years. One of his paintings graced the cover of Billboard Magazine’s Music Publishing issue. One critic remarked that Tom is driven solely by his heart and emotions.