Tom Lybeck

Tom Lybeck

It is most often during the night watches when sleep eludes me that God places ideas on my heart. He uses my experiences, thoughts and feelings to influence my work. That is where the creative process begins for me. It is not only the finished piece that gives me joy. I have learned that the journey, from start to finish, is full of surprising experiences. The journey is where I find the true reward. — Tom Lybeck

Tom refers to his artistic style as American traditional realism. It incorporates a distinctive “palette knife” technique and vibrant color palette, honed over the years.

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Tom settled in Denver, Colorado, in the early 1970s. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a BA in Fine Arts. Tom retired in 2010 from a 35-year career in the electrical industry, and he now pursues his passion for painting full-time.  In the past, his work has been displayed at mountain galleries and in a number of regional art shows. He has won awards including the Best Drawing at the Western Art Rendezvous, and the William E. Snyder Award at the Gilpin Arts Annual.  Currently, he is part of the River Canyon Gallery in Bailey, CO where a number of his landscapes and wildlife paintings are on display.

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