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Thom Mahin
Los Osos , California - United States
Oil Painting - Nature

Originally from Chicago, IL
Awarded ‘Master of Fine Arts’ degree while teaching art in NYC in the 60’s and early 70s.
During this period, I had several shows in Manhattan galleries as one of the group called – by the critics – “What’s Next”.
My work – at that time – was executed in oils on canvas and largely impressionistic with a dose of surrealism.
Moved to CA in the mid-70s and began traveling to Southeast Asia. My time from the mid-70s to the late-80s was divided between the U.S. and Taiwan, China, Malaysia and Thailand.
Lived – virtually full-time - in China and Malaysia for almost 20 years thereafter …
Became intrigued, early on, with the Ming Dynasty scroll paintings, which taught me that Art is more than form and color. Each scroll is also a poem…like the writings of Lao Tzu - which had a major impact on my work.
There is a unique life in everything that surrounds us…a tree is a living organism and the life force in that tree does not end when the tree is felled.
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