Tom Browning Biography Continued:

... inspiration that has kept the western theme alive on his easel.  Now working primarily in oils, Browning feels he is creating his strongest and most meaningful work.

In 1994 Tom wrote an instructional book entitled Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings which was acclaimed by many schools and painting students as one of the best ever out on the market.  As a result he entered into a ten year phase of giving back to the art world as he traveled around the country teaching workshops and giving painting demonstrations in addition to his rigorous painting schedule. Recently Tom chose to curtail the workshops in order to concentrate solely on painting.   His paintings have been described as “ a moment in time full of impact and emotion with a keen observation of light”.  

In 2009 Browning won the prestigious Prix de West Award at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. And after being elected to the CAA later that same year, he said, “2009 was a big year, but I really look forward to the camaraderie of the group and hanging along with the best artists in western art.” In 2010 Tom won the Silver Medal for Oil Painting at the Cowboy Artist’s of America Exhibition and Sale at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Tom and his wife Joyce make their home in Cave Creek, Arizona where the beauty of the desert inspires many backdrops for his paintings.


Northlight / Browning/Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings/ 1994
Northlight / Metzger / Artists’s Guide to Materials and Techniques 1996
Northlight / Kipp / The Best of Flower Painting / 1997
Putnam / Browning, Maynard / Sata’s Time Off / 1997
Northlight / Wolf / The Best of Portrait Painting / 1998
Northlight/ Albert/2003
Harper Collins / Presley/Love Me Tender 2003
Sterling Publishing/Clement C. Moore/The Night Before Christmas/ 2009

Periodical Publications

Art of the West   March/April 1989
Southwest Art   December 1990
Focus Santa Fe   Nov/Dec 1992
US Art  Dec 1992