Tom Riggs Fine Art







Tom Riggs

Tom Riggs Fine Art

Fort Collins, CO


My name is Tom Riggs and I love art! I am a self-taught freelance artist living in Fort Collins, Colorado. My passion is in watercolor and I particulary enjoy painting on watercolor canvas. The finished product is sprayed with a fixative and UV protector so the paintings can be hung without glass. I love to paint landscapes/cityscapes with lots of light and strong contrasts. I was born in Wyoming and raised in Colorado where we get over 300 days of sunshine a year. Maybe that's why I love the bright, strong contrasts so much.

I believe everyone should do what they love, and I'm lucky enough to be doing just that! I spend part of each day outside, enjoying our great outdoors and getting inspiration and photographs for my next paintings. Whether it's on a run or a bike ride, or somewhere else while out on vacation, I'm constantly engaged in the world around me, taking it all in and absorbing the atmosphere that I hope to portray in my paintings.

I also love cartooning and have my own comic strip, "SureWeird Forest." The three bears in my strip are based on the Teddy Bears my brothers and I played with when we were very young. Well...I guess it's more the NAMES of the bears that I'm using, more than the way we played back then. My bears are fun-loving, clumsy, witty, sarcastic...whatever the situation calls for.

Another joy of mine is wood carving. I don't carve the traditional way. Instead, I use a dremel. I've carved illustrations and phrases onto log bed frames or log furniture, and I've carved designs into the roofs of bird houses.

I try to do a little bit of everything, but I always come back to watercolor. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do.


That Look That Says... by Tom Riggs


The Court of Three Sisters by Tom Riggs


Dark Storm on Fire Rock by Tom Riggs


Wagon Wheels of Zion by Tom Riggs


Colorado Marathon Logo by Tom Riggs


Oregon Beauty by Tom Riggs


Zion and The Virgin River Two by Tom Riggs


From Arthur's Rock by Tom Riggs


Springtime Poudre Canyon by Tom Riggs


The Sentinel by Tom Riggs


Zion and The Virgin River by Tom Riggs


New Jerusalem by Tom Riggs


Poudre Canyon Beauty by Tom Riggs


Sunset Oceanside Pier by Tom Riggs


Watchful Eye by Tom Riggs


The Lady in Red Shoes by Tom Riggs


Running In The Poudre Canyon by Tom Riggs


The Old Rugged Cross by Tom Riggs


Lulu Asian Bistro by Tom Riggs


Almost Full by Tom Riggs


Americana by Tom Riggs


Butterflies by Tom Riggs


Laundry Day in San Francisco by Tom Riggs


Nubble Lighthouse by Tom Riggs


The Path by Tom Riggs


The Passage by Tom Riggs


Columbine 40 Years by Tom Riggs


The Bridge by Tom Riggs


Back Yard Iron by Tom Riggs


Vegas Reflections by Tom Riggs


Paris One Twenty by Tom Riggs


Sognsvann by Tom Riggs


Golden Gate Park by Tom Riggs


Sketching By The Canal by Tom Riggs


Waiting for the Boats by Tom Riggs


Tied Up in Venice by Tom Riggs


Venice Canal 2 by Tom Riggs


Laundry Day in Venice by Tom Riggs


Rhapsody in Blue by Tom Riggs


Watchful Eye by Tom Riggs


Ruined Abbey in the UK by Tom Riggs


Big Daddy's Place by Tom Riggs


Beau Jo's Down Low by Tom Riggs


Birney Trolley Barn by Tom Riggs


Nate's by Tom Riggs


Austin's by Tom Riggs


Coopersmith's Again by Tom Riggs


Coopersmith's Pub by Tom Riggs