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Pastel Landscapes by Tom E. Smith

Welcome to Tom E. Smith's pastel landscape painting website, featuring "plein air" renditiions of the La Jolla coast, California's spectacular Owens Valley and Sierra Nevada Range, and a variety of scenic spots in the American West and the Swiss Alps. I hope you enjoy viewing my original soft-pastel art work.

Over the years it has been my good fortune to live in several beautifully scenic areas- the California desert near Joshua Tree National Park, the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon, the Mammoth Lakes-Eastern High Sierra, and La Jolla- and each place has influenced my artistic development. For the past two summers I have traveled to Europe, painting on the Italian Riviera and in the Swiss Alps- a lifelong dream come true. As a resident of San Diego for the past five years, I have painted and sold hundreds of La Jolla coastal scenes, but my heart remains in the mountains, which are still my favorite subjects.

In this website you will find a short summary of my painting career and my pastel methods, a few pages of photos of some of my favorite paintings which I have sold over the years, and several pages of newly completed works which are available for sale as originals and/or photo reproductions. I hope you will agree that my prices are reasonable and my work is of high quality. If you are interested in purchasing something, please feel free to contact me by E-mail of phone. I am a good artist but a rotten salesman, so don't expect any sales pressure- I let my pictures sell themselves. Many thanks and I hope you enjoy my new website, custom-created and managed for me by my multitalented daughter, Wendy.

Sincerely, Tom E. Smith

La Jolla Coast

Sierra Nevada Pastels

About the Artist

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