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Tom Riggs

Tom Riggs Fine Art

Fort Collins, CO

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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.

 

Tartine by Tom Riggs

 

Hudson Diner by Tom Riggs

 

Empire Diner by Tom Riggs

 

Chinatown two by Tom Riggs

 

Rainy Day in Central Park by Tom Riggs

 

Chinatown Number One by Tom Riggs

 

Brooklyn Heights Deli by Tom Riggs

 

Rainy Day in New York by Tom Riggs

 

Sled Dogs by Tom Riggs

 

Poudre Canyon two by Tom Riggs

 

Stanley Hotel by Tom Riggs

 

Stanley Hotel two by Tom Riggs

 

St. Malo Summer by Tom Riggs

 

St Malo Winter by Tom Riggs

 

Downtown Estes Park Winter by Tom Riggs

 

Fall River Estes Park by Tom Riggs

 

In All Thing's God's Glory by Tom Riggs

 

God's Sunset by Tom Riggs

 

Chocolate Covered Cherries by Tom Riggs

 

Italian Fantasy by Tom Riggs

 

Venice Canal by Tom Riggs

 

Which Way to the Louvre? by Tom Riggs

 

Switzerland 1946 by Tom Riggs

 

Paris Street Artist by Tom Riggs

 

San Antonio River Walk by Tom Riggs

 

Mission San Jose by Tom Riggs

 

Mission San Jose two by Tom Riggs

 

Siesta Time by Tom Riggs

 

Final Resting Place by Tom Riggs

 

Anchored by Tom Riggs

 

Maine Lighthouse by Tom Riggs

 

Have a Coke and a Smile by Tom Riggs

 

Fisherman San Francisco by Tom Riggs

 

Palace of Fine Arts by Tom Riggs

 

Carol's Cows by Tom Riggs

 

Trinity and the Moon Dancer by Tom Riggs

 

Water Valley Golf by Tom Riggs

 

Dragon by Tom Riggs

 

Elephant Inspiration Two by Tom Riggs

 

Elephant Inspiration One by Tom Riggs