Fawkes - Borghese I

Borghese I

2017

acrylic on wood panel

12 x 36 inches

Fawkes - Borghese II

Borghese II

2017

acrylic on wood panel

16 x 48 inches

Fawkes - Borghese III

Borghese III

2017

acrylic on wood panel

16 x 48 inches

Fawkes - Finestra Montepulciano

Finestra Montepulciano

2017

acrylic on birch

49 x 52 x 3 inches

Fawkes - Porta Boboli

Porta - Boboli

2016

acrylic on birch

48 x 41 inches

Fawkes - Porta Palazzo Altemps

Porta - Palazzo Altemps

2016

acrylic on birch

42.5 x 33 inches

Fawkes - Villa La Pietra

Villa La Pietra

2015

acrylic on panel

32 x 48 inches

Fawkes - Villa Schifanoia

Villa Schifanoia

2016

acrylic on panel

24 x 36 inches

Fawkes - Montepulciano

Montepulciano

2015

acrylic on panel

24 x 36 inches

Fawkes - Near Castello di Gabbiano

Near Castello di Gabbiano

2015

acrylic on panel

24 x 36 inches

Fawkes - Villa Doria Pamphili

Villa Doria Pamphili

2017

acrylic on wood panel

18.5 x 36.5 inches

Fawkes - Strada Roma

Strada - Roma

2016

acrylic on panel

12 x 24 inches

Fawkes - Boschi - La Foce

Boschi - La Foce

2016

acrylic on panel

12 x 12 inches

Press Release

Tom Fawkes’ latest exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of manicured gardens, lush landscapes and architectural explorations of the Mediterranean. These densely painted works, tight from a distance and loose upon close inspection, reveal a lush formality. This exhibition will also present trompe l’oeil constructions of doors and passageways, a subject for which Fawkes is especially known and admired.

An MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Tom Fawkes taught at the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the 1960s. From 1972 – 2004, Fawkes taught drawing and painting at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He received several awards including an OAC fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation grant. His works are in numerous collections including Safeco, Microsoft, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. His work was included in the exhibition In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy at the Portland Art Museum.