Born in Ontario, Oregon, Tom Browning has been painting professionally since 1972. Starting with Western and wildlife subject matter, Browning’s multifaceted career has resulted in incredible paintings of various subjects and mediums. His love of the West continues to be his biggest inspiration, keeping Western themes alive on his easel. Now working primarily in oils, Browning feels he is creating his strongest and most meaningful work.
In 1994, Browning wrote an instructional book titled Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings, which was acclaimed by many schools and painting students as one of the best. His paintings have been described as “a moment in time full of impact and emotion with a keen observation of light.”
In 2009, he won the prestigious Prix de West Purchase Award for his painting The Dawn of a New Day, and later that same year was elected into the Cowboy Artists of America, two of the biggest achievements any artist could imagine. Browning and his wife, Joyce, now make their home at Brasada Ranch in central Oregon, where the beauty of the high desert provides inspiration for many of his Western scenes.