Drawing

All of Tom's drawings were done en plein aire, and are all the same basic size of 8.5 inches X 5 inches. Some are portrait and some are landscape in orientation, depending on subject matter. Most were drawn with an HB automatic pencil. A few in the early 1990's were drawn with a rapidograph ink pen.

Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island is a Great Lakes treasure, and Fort Mackinac is a highlight to visit. The Native American, French, British and American history of that strategic island in the Straits is fascinating.
Read More

Bath Abbey & Roman Baths

Bath Abbey Baths
We lived in Bath, England for much of 1980 to 1983. It is a beautiful Georgian City. We made many life long friends there and returned often. I finally got to sketch the superb Gothic style Abbey Church and directly adjacent Roman Baths, from inside the bath complex, in 1994.
Read More

Anne Frank Huis

Anne Frank Huis
The tour we took of the Anne Frank Huis in central Amsterdam was unforgettable. I sketched the building and thought about the secret annex where Anne and her family were in hiding for 2 years before the Nazis arrested them.
Read More

Amsterdam Canal

Amsterdam Canal
The Prinsengracht Canal in central Amsterdam is outstanding. My favorite hotel on that canal is the Pulitzer Hotel, partially pictured in my sketch. It is a complex of 26 beautifully restored canal mansions, with no two rooms alike.
Read More

Rhine River at Koln

Rhine River at Koln
This is a familiar view for me. I walked across the massive Hohenzollern rail and pedestrian bridge across the mighty Rhine River dozens of times, from the center of Koln to the Koln Messe convention center. The amount of shipping traffic on the river there is extraordinary.
Read More

San Marco

San Marco
Piazza San Marco in Venice is one of the great people watching spaces on the planet. The very picturesque narrow walkways throughout the island city suddenly open up onto this huge space, facing the Grand Canal and the Adriatic Sea in the distance.
Read More

New Otani Garden

New Otani Garden
I used a very minimalist technique for this sketch of the New Otani Garden in Tokyo. It seemed appropriate. Being in that walled garden is an amazing, serene contrast to the busy and crowded streets of that vast city.
Read More

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
I will never forget passing through the Brandenburg Gate for the first time after the wall came down. The contrast between the vibrant contemporary architecture of West Berlin, and the bullet and cannon shell pocked facades on the run down back streets of East Berlin, was striking.
Read More