Press Release

Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to present New Paintings by Tom Fawkes. For this exhibition, Fawkes continues his pursuit of painting classical Italian Renaissance gardens and landscapes. The exhibition also features three-dimensional painted constructions of doors and passageways with rich views of historical architecture and sculptural objects. Fawkes pulls the viewer into the scenes he paints, capturing the smallest details of the garden spaces, or the luscious textural qualities of Roman interiors.


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 has been the recipient of 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.