Thomas Spande Artwork

Thomas Spande

1007 W. 36th St. Apt. 1

Baltimore, Maryland



Thomas Spande's paintings, situated in the context of American realism, involve the capturing of light, the time of day, and the feeling a given subject can evoke. His landscapes, seascapes and figurative paintings connect the viewer with the tangible world of the real, with the artist's personal sense of atmosphere, and with the simple world of paint: the touch of the brush, the nuance of color, and the arrangement of forms within a picture plane. Spande often revisits themes of the Maine coastline, inspired by the work of artists such as Fairfield Porter, as well as the Maryland landscape and scenes in Rappahannock county where he has enjoyed spending weekends since his childhood. Spande occasionally ventures into painting the contemporary cityscape, enjoying its geometry and drama and sometimes alluding to its menace as well.

Thomas Spande has exhibited drawings, prints and paintings at galleries in Virginia, Maine, and Maryland and has worked in several noteworthy collections including the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and the permanent collection of the National Institutes of Health.

Thomas Spande is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and of the Post-Baccalaureate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He also studied artistic anatomy at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1992-1993.

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