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Tom Hale
Tom Hale

The 72 Annual May Show: Guest Juror, Tom Hale

A serious interest in fine art painting began in 1972 for Tom Hale. Born in Union City, NJ, Tom has resided in Michigan for most of his life. He attended Michigan State University for one year as an art major and then went on to The Art Center school in Los Angeles, CA, from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in 1966. From 1966 through 1985, Tom was employed as a Styling Designer at General Motors, Chrysler and American Motors. In 1985, he chose to pursue his art career full time, earning his living exclusively with his artwork.

Tom’s love for painting has earned him numerous competitive awards. His work is shown extensively throughout the nation and has been exhibited in both national and international competitions. Tom has completed over thirty-one hundred original paintings, which are in the hands of corporate, private and individual art collections. His list of clients includes major corporations and individuals from all walks of life that reside in a number of countries.

His awards total nearly 400 and the one that he is most proud of is the GOLD METAL OF HONOR from the 113th Annual American Watercolor Society (AWS) in New York City for his painting titled ‘CHROME’, a detailed image of a 1929 DUESENBERG.

Tom is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow (DF) of the American Watercolor Society; a signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS); a signature member of the Michigan Watercolor Society (MWCS) and a member, and a Board member of the Automotive Fine Art Society (AFAS). In 2005, Tom was elected to the Hall of Fame in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn, Indiana. He has been selected to be the Juror of many art competitions and also speaks and critiques artwork for various art clubs and organizations. Tom has also created and chaired a number of art shows and has commissioned over 50 other artists to create event posters.

Tom’s works can be viewed at selected art exhibits around the country; Concour d’Elegance events and in his gallery/studio in Farmington Hills, MI. Open by appointment.

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