NGAE Jurors – Tom Lockhart (non-photography); Photography – Cliff Lawson, M.Photog,CPP

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Tom Lockhart

Sunup On Sacred Ground  “Sunup On Sacred Ground”

Colorado native, Tom Lockhart, was born and raised in Monte Vista, the heart of the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.  Tom’s love for nature and the outdoors is evident in his paintings.  Striving to convey a feeling of light and atmosphere is always a challenge for any artist but for Tom it is even more challenging because he works in oils, pastels, and watercolors.  Tom looks to the Old Masters and great painters of the late 19th and early 20thcentury for inspiration in his own work.  “I am striving for a balance between traditional representational painting and impressionism.  I feel that texture and variation of paint application along with solid design and drawing make for a stronger presentation.”


He relishes the opportunity to paint landscapes from life.  “The outdoors is our greatest teacher. One should never take for granted the beauty of nature and especially our great country. We are truly blessed to live and work in freedom.”





Sunrise Meditation  “Sunrise Meditation”

                                        “Welcome The Rain”Welcome The Rain

Tom is a Signature Member of the North Western Rendezvous group, now the (BHR) located at the Brinton Museum in Bighorn, WY.  Lockhart was a featured seminar presenter for the NWR during the twenty-eighth annual Western Rendezvous of Art in Helena, Montana, 2006, “It was truly an honor to speak and demonstrate to fellow artists such as Matt Smith, George Strickland, John Budicin, Jim Wilcox, Greg Beecham, and many others artists and patrons of such notoriety”.  Tom is also a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and won the First Place Award of Excellence and the Patron’s Choice Award for the OPA in 2005.

Spring Thaw Along The San Juan  “Spring Thaw Along The San Juan”


Tom has participated in many shows and outdoor painting events including the Telluride Plein-Air Festival, the Sedona Plein-Air Festival and the Rocky Mountain Plein-Air (RMPAP) events (which are both Signature and National shows). Tom is a Signature Member of RMPAP.   He won the RMPAP Award of Excellence in 2004, 2003, and 2002.  He was the recipient of the Director’s Choice Award in 2003.

Tom won the Award of Excellence at the Telluride Plein-air Festival Chosen by Southwest Art Magazine. He also received the Best of Show at the 16th Annual Colorado Watercolor Society’s “Summer of Watercolor” Exhibition 2007.

Tom is grateful for his earlier training with artist notorieties as: Ted Goeschner, Ray Vinella, where he got his start. His friendship with Stephen Quiller, and his exposure to watercolors outdoors with Lowell Ellsworth Smith.  His workshops with Irvine Shapiro, Skip Whitcomb, Clyde Aspevig.  His travels and painting outdoors with Lorenzo Chavez and Gerald Fritzler who introduced him to the NWR.  His mentoring with Oil painter Wayne Wolfe, and his painting friendships with Matt Smith, George Strickland, Ralph Oberg and many others.

Tom has participated in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show since  2006. He has also been included in the C.M. Russell Auction for many years.  Tom was chosen for the Top Mini 100 Finals at the Arts for the Parks 2006.  He is the recipient of many awards including Winner of Region III for the Top 100 in Arts for the Parks both in 2004 and 1994.

Tom teaches workshops all over the country through The Heart & Eagle Workshops. Information is available through his website at

He is also represented by these fine galleries throughout Colorado:

Wild Horse Gallery                    Steamboat Springs, CO

Expressions Art Gallery & Framing           Sheridan, WY



 Cheyenne Frontier Days Invitational Art Show  2006-2017

Nation Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) Online Juried Exhibition 2016-2017

Where in the World is Plein-Air (WITWIPA) Authentique & Mission Galleries, St. George, UT 2017

The Colorado Governor’s Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO2014-2016

Southwest Salon of Art Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Gallery Dallas, TX 2012-2013

Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery Scottsdale, AZ 2011-2012

Artists of the National Parks, Estes Park, CO 2011-2013.  National Arts for the Parks Top 100 Artists 1993-2004, Jackson, WY

Representing the West, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Pueblo, CO 2003-2013


Signature Member Oil Painters of America

Bighorn Rendezvous (BHR) previously the Northwestern Rendezvous Art Group

Rocky Mountain Plein-Air Painters

Outdoor Painters Society (OPS)

Southwest Art Magazines Artist Choice Award 2012-2013 & Best Artist Overall 2015 South Park Plein-Air Festival, Fairplay, COThe NOAPS Online  Fall Exhibition  Merit Award 2016

Purchase Award for the King Collection Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Pueblo, CO 2013

Best of Show 3 Plein-Air Events: Fairplay 2011, Victor, CO 2011, Sangre Art Guild 2011

Winner of the Purchase Award (From the Representing the West Show) for the King Collection, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO 2013

People’s Choice Award Western Rendezvous of Art NWR Helena, MT 2011

Previous Membership in The (CWS) Colorado Watercolor Society


The County Register Chosen for the Cover for both the Colorado Issue and New Mexico Issue January 2013

Landscape Artists of America Hardbound issue 2012 Kennedy Publications NY, NY 2012

On Line Publication ART TO ART PALETTE 2011

“Home Again” Southwest Art Magazine and Cover February 2006

“Colorado Markings” Watercolor Magazine Spring 2000

“Subliminal Drama” Art of the West Magazine May/June 1998

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