“I didn’t choose art as a career, it chose me” is the answer often given by Tom Browning whenever asked why he decided to become an artist. Tom began drawing horses, wildlife and Indians at age seven, and after five decades of painting and studying the work of Charlie Russell, James Reynolds, and Haddon Sundblom, Browning never tires of finding exciting ways to express this subject matter with the colorful and fluid brushwork that distinguish his place in the Western art market.
In 2009 Tom won the coveted Prix de West award for his painting ‘Dawn of a New Day’ at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Later that same year he was elected into the esteemed group of western artists, Cowboy Artists of America. In 2010 Tom won the Silver Medial for Oil Painting at the Cowboy Artist's of America Annual Exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Today he is best known for his oil paintings portraying horse and cattle drives filled with a convincing sense of light and dust.
He currently is showing his work at Insight Gallery, Fredricksburg, Texas, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Jackson Wyoming and Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon. He participates in annual exhibitions at the Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Artist's of America, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.
Art of the West Sept/Oct 2010
Western Art Collector May/June 2016