Tom Francis

About Artist
Tom hails from Wisconsin, where he received his B.S., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees in Painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He works as a Professor of Painting at SCAD-Atlanta. Interior spaces, landscapes, and the lyrical intertwining of flora and fauna provide the framework for Tom’s largest paintings. The canvases are physical, vividly colored, intensely patterned and lavishly painted with layer upon layer of heavily bodied pigment. It is the celebration of paint that fuels the imagery.

At first glance, the repetitive forms may be obscured by the complexity of the pattern, but upon close inspection images become clear and their meanings revealed.

Tom’s works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; The High Museum of Art in Atlanta; MOCA-GA in Atlanta; Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Alabama; the Georgia Museum of Fine Art in Athens.

In addition, his work is in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including those of the Chase Manhattan Bank, Champion Corporation, Savannah College of Art and Design, Lorimar Productions, Disney Corporation, Coca Cola USA; the State of Georgia, and the State of Wisconsin.


Oil on canvas. Size: 52"x42"

Title: Odd Man Out

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Oil on canvas. Size: 60"x72"

Title: Twilight: Big Shanty

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