Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Art Work on the Stairway Wall

This past fall has marked my 40th year of pursuing my art full time, the piece featured here is the most recent in my development of custom art works for office and facilities interior wall spaces. 

Medical-Dental Office Building in Spokane Valley, WA

In creating this commissioned art work, The client wanted a local feel to the piece, so I focused on one of the the primary landmarks in the area, the Spokane Falls and Clock Tower in downtown Spokane. I felt cascading the water falls down the stairwell would create a nice feel of motion and life. you can see multiple views of this piece in the slide show and close ups below .

Here's a 1.5 minute slide show of my most recent commissioned painting installed.

I'll Have a more extensive video of the project's process, from design through production soon. 
Please feel free to share this with some one who may find this of interest.
I continue to create custom one of a kind pieces for clients that see the value in creating an environment that sets them apart from the norm.

A look at the piece from various vantage points, "walking up the stairwell"

More to come...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Gift Boxes and Note Cards are a Nice Gift!

Gift Boxes of Note Cards
5 Card various images
 $20. with free shipping, touch base with Tom for specifics on bulk orders.
Bulk card price $2.25 per card with free shipping. Minimum order of 25, scroll down for more info on bulk cards.

Gift Boxes are $20. with free shipping

Gift Boxes come in a variety of options/collections, each containing 5 cards of various images, illustrated on the back of the box with thumbnails of the contents, like the one pictured below.

Collections include Montana Scenes, Spokane & Coeur d'Alene scenes, Nature Scenes and Abstract Fly Fishing Fly's.
To see the images available on the page below, to see the boxed image collections you can go right to the Catalog-Purchase Page  by clicking on this link, you can see the all the products available.

Collections of Landscapes and Nature Scenes

Collections of  Abstract Fly Fishing Fly's

Bulk Cards

5.5" x 8.5" card
Bulk card price $2.25 per card with free shipping. Minimum order of 25

Individual or bulk cards are available in two sizes, 5" x 7" 
and 5.5" x 8.5"

5" x 7" card

You can order them with or without personalized salutations.

Inside page greeting example,
You choose the salutation, logo & message etc.

Here's one on the back page, just fill your name etc. on the back or inside

To see the 5" x 7" images available you can go right to the  5' x 7" Catalog by clicking on this link to see the all the products available

Touch base with Tom for specifics on sizes and prices at

Your friends and clients deserve a handwritten personal note that shows how much you care!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gift Giving Season is upon us once again

Here is an original abstract Fly that would make nice gift!

Golden Caddis 1  
9.5" x 19.5 
Original acrylic on canvas
designer rustic frame

free shipping

Rustic Frame Molding made in Montana

With each original purchased, I will include a complimentary $20 Gift Box of  5 Note Cards from the Abstract Fly Collection.

Complimentary Gift Box of 5 assorted cards

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Tom's designs are now on

Here's some examples of some of the items that are available at that feature Tom Hanson Designs.

A fun tote to take with you fishing or to the mall

This is a very cool site that allows the customer to insert the artist's designs on numerous products.
I've started setting up my Collections of designs on my Tom Hanson Arts Store on, from cell phone cases to tote bags, these everyday products are a fun way to carry my art work with you where ever you go. 
Check it out and start applying Tom's art to the type of products you can use!

Tom Hanson Arts cell phone case  "Aspen Falls"
Cell Phone cases now feature Tom's Designs

Check in with my Store to see what new items we are featuring my designs on next!

Glacier National Park Montana Coffee Cup from Tom
Check out the many cups available

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May Workshop features textural Aspens

The second in Tom's series of Workshops featuring Impasto  Painting with Acrylics is planned for Saturday May 12 and Saturday May 19th, the session has been changed to a single 
4 hour workshop
at the Spokane Gallery in Spokane Valley.

"Aspen Trees" are the subject of the upcoming workshop

In this workshop we will explore the textural qualities of Aspen and Birch Trees.

Applying texture to the Aspen Tree

 "roughing in" background

We layout our composition, then apply the modeling paste in multiple layers to achieve dimensional depth, and paint the back ground, "roughed in".

Roughed in

We apply paint to the textural areas and add finishing details.

Age and level and experience prerequisite is open to high school age art students or older, some experience in painting strongly encouraged but not necessary. 

The workshops include all materials and supplies, created on a 12" x 16" canvas panel.

Cost is $40.00 

The first dates are Sat. May 12th, 10:00am - 12noon & 
 Sat. May 19th, 10:00am - 12noon 


Payable through Tom Hanson Arts Store   click this link,
or through Tom personally with cash, check, call Tom at 509-209-4228.
There is limited space available for this workshop, so make your reservation soon, prepayment is required.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kicking off 2018 with Workshops

In this Studio Workshop we explore textural painting with acrylics and modeling paste,
we'll create an abstract waterfall or series of cascades.

a close-up of the piece at conclusion

This is a two session program, due to the drying time required working with modeling paste.
It needs to dry significantly in order to work with the wet on wet or wash paint application.

applying modeling paste

In the first 1.5 to 2 hour session we plan our composition, examine examples to become familiar with the techniques effects, then apply the modeling paste in multiple layers to achieve dimensional depth.
Then, overnight or for several days, give the piece time to thoroughly dry and harden, so we can apply numerous applications of paint and water to create washes etc. as to not have the modeling paste get soft or reconstituted while painting.

at the conclusion of session 2

In Session 2, we apply paint with wet on wet techniques, applying and removing the paint in a series of applications. When the back ground colors have dried, we go wet on dry with a number of different brushes to add the water flow final touches.

Age and level and experience prerequisite is open to high school age art students or older, some experience in painting encouraged but not necessary. 

The workshops include all materials and supplies, created on a 12" x 16" canvas panel.

Cost is $49.00 
The first dates are Sat. March 24, 10:00am - 12noon & 
 Sat. March 31, 10:00am - 12noon 

Payable through Spokane Galleries Shopify  site, click this link,
or through Tom personally, cash, check or credit card, call Tom at 509-209-4228.
There is limited space available for this workshop, so make your reservation soon, prepayment is required.

Just show up with the desire to Have Fun, learn something new and you will create a totally original art work to take home with you.
See more about Tom's Workshops at:

Friday, February 2, 2018

On it's way to the MRF Banquet in Great Falls

It's my pleasure to announce my participation in the Missouri River Flyfisher's Banquet and Auction in Great Falls on February 24th at the Heritage Inn.
I've just sent MRF this original to add to their event. As a native of Great Falls, and one who was raised fishing on the Missouri River and the surrounding tributaries, I'm happy to lend a hand in promoting this important groups efforts in the Conservation of this precious resource.

"Coachman" 10.5" x 20.5" original acrylic on canvas

If your in the area, and are interested in attending this fun and important event, you can contact the MRF at  for tickets.