RS Hanna Gallery is proud to represent the amazing watercolors of California artist Thomas Schaller.
Thomas has this to say about his work: “My interests in fine art and in architecture grew simultaneously throughout my life. Eventually, I have come to see that they are one and the same. But as much or more than any real world structure, the images of architecture – the stories it has to tell – are what truly fascinate me. What buildings and the cityscapes of the world have to tell us about who we are as people; how we view our lives: past, present and future, our relationship to our natural environment and other creatures, as well as to our fellow humans, make endlessly compelling narratives. These are the stories I try to tell in my paintings.”
Here’s some biographical information about Thomas.
He has long been considered one of the foremost architectural artists in the world. In the field, he has won every major award for his artwork – including being a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books ; the best-selling, and AIA award of merit winner, Architecture in Watercolor, and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He has lectured widely, and hosted many watercolor workshops. His artwork has been exhibited around the world including at the Art Institute of Chicago, a mid-career retrospective at The Graham Foundation, The American Society of Illustrators in New York City and at the Aedes-East Gallery in Berlin.
As a fine artist, his watercolors are recognized in the upcoming Spash 13 by North Light Books 2011, a major feature article and the cover image for the Oct./Nov. 2011 issue of“International Artist” magazine, a feature article in the April 2010 “American Artist” magazine, a finalist in “The Artist’s Magazine” 28th Annual Art Competition Issue (Dec. 2011); a winner in “Southwest Art” Magazine’s Artistic Excellence Competition (Dec 2011) and has been showcased several times in “American Art Collector” magazine. He wonHonorable Mention in the Watermedia Showcase Competition (Feb.2012) a feature article in Holland’s “Palet” magazine (Sept.2011) and is the featured artwork on the cover of the December 2010 “Watercolor Artist” magazine’s “One’s to Watch” issue. His work is represented by the RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg; the Sharp Gallery, Seattle; theUniversal Art Gallery, and the Carter-Sexton Gallery in Los Angeles which hosted a one-man show of his watercolors in 2011.
Recently, Mr. Schaller’s artwork has been selected to be included in a number of prestigious exhibitions including, The Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial in Shanghai, The International Watercolor Biennial Mexico in Mexico City, The 143rd Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society in New York City, II Bienal Iberoamericana de la Acuarela in Madrid, Salon de L’Aquarelle du Haillan in France; a winner in both theNorthwest Watercolor Society‘s 71st Annual and Waterworks Exhibitions, and was a Grand Jury Prize Winner in the 2010 National Paint the Parks Competition. The exhibition is now touring the United States.
Mr. Schaller is a member of many professional organizations including The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The Northwest Watercolor Society, The San Diego Watercolor Society, The California Watercolor Association, the California Art Club, the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, The New York Society of Renderers, and is a founding member of the group; North American Watercolor Artists.