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Thomas Van Stein

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 Crescent Moon Over Bird Refuge 12 x 16 Oil $2100
 Winter Moonrise from Hammonds Meadow 18 x 24 Oil SOLD


 Winter Sunset Ledbetter Beach 6 x 9 Oil SOLD


 Blustery Day off Santa Barbara 5 x 7 Oil SOLD
 Sunset Through the Fire Clouds 10 x 8 Oil $1300
 Autumn Day, Lune Point 9 x 12 Oil $1500
  Winter Moonrise East Beach 8 x 12 Oil SOLD
 Summer Moonset 6 x 12 Oil SOLD
 Harvest Moon Carpinteria 6 x 12 Oil SOLD
 Morning Light, Presidio 12 x 14 Oil $1600
 Concha Loma Nocturne 18 x 20 Oil $3400
 Hazy Days of Spring 14 x 12 Oil $1500
 Lark Arrives, Santa Barbara 14 x 20 Oil $3200
 Hunters Moonrise 12 x 24 Oil $2800
  Cold Moon Rising 12 x 16 Oil SOLD
 Summer Sunset Butterfly Beach 14 x 18 Oil SOLD
 Lunar Eclipse Rising 12 x 18 Oil $2400
 Santa Barbara Courtyard 14 x 18 Oil $2100
 Moonrise & Fog Carpinteria 16 x 12 Oil $1600
 Plaza Rubio 12 x 16 Oil SOLD
 Montecito Hills 18 x 24 Oil SOLD
 Moonrise in August 12 x 12 Oil $1800
 Garden Gate 9 x 12 Oil $1400
 Sunny Day, Bird Refuge 8 x 10 Oil $1100
 Funk Zone at Dusk 12 x 12 Oil SOLD
 Hunters Moonset 12 x 9 Oil $1400
Born in Pasadena, California - 1961. Thomas Van Stein received his Bachelor's degree in Illustration, and graduated with high honors from Cal State University, Northridge, in 1984. He then furthered his education attending Pasadena Art Center College of Design. He received his Master's Degree in Art from CSUN, in 1999.

As a fine artist, Van Stein has involved himself in over 160 exhibitions of his paintings; both in one-man shows and group exhibitions. He has won numerous awards for his paintings in various Southern California-based juried art exhibitions; Two-First Place awards, 1994 Catalina Island Arts Festival. First Prize, Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Arts Competition.

Thomas was awarded Best of Show in the 1997 National
Juried Arts Competition at the Abend Gallery, in Denver, Colorado, juried by renowned artist, Quang Ho.

While a majority of Van Stein's paintings are painted on location in daylight, his forte is painting Nightscapes - or "nocturnes", en plein air. Van Stein's nocturnal paintings were featured both on the cover and in the November 1997 issue of "The Artist's Magazine"; in an article he wrote entitled, "Capture the Energy of the Night;" a "how to" approach to painting nocturnes.

Thomas was featured in the April 1998 issue of Southwest Art Magazine, as one of six American Artists who are focusing on painting nocturnes. He was listed as an, "Artist to Watch" in the December 1998 issue, and nocturnes from his Master's thesis exhibition, "Burning the Midnight Oil" were featured in the August 1999 issue of Southwest Art Magazine under, "Best of the West."

Thomas received First Prize in 2 dimensional painting at the Classic Art Competition, 2001, sponsored by the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard California, and First Prize for his artwork at the 2001 Santa Barbara Art Walk. He was one of eight Finalists being considered for a one man show, in the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum-2002, an event jurored by noted Los Angeles Times Art Critic David Pagel.

Thomas was chosen to be the featured artist for the annual Lotusland Foundation benefit gala, 2002, and the 2003 Director's Choice Award for the Carnegie Art Museum Classic Competition. He is the winner of the 2003 Individual Artist Award for Santa Barbara County, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Arts Fund.

As a teacher, Thomas has taught art through the S.B.C.C. Continuing Education Program for thirty years. He has taught workshops in Mexico, and nationally through the Scottsdale Artists School, as well as Plein Air Painting Nocturne workshops through the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard California, Van Stein is a thirty-year member of "The O.A.K. Group". This group has dedicated itself to promoting the preservation of landscapes as open space.

Thomas is an Artist Member in the California Art Club, also a member of Oil Painters of America.

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Mission San Carlos, Carmel
9 x 12 Oil

Garden Path
10 x 8 Oil

East Beach Sunset
7 x 10 Oil

Clarence Hinkle's View
9 x 12 Oil

Carpinteria Moonset
16x12 Oil

Montecito Hills 11 x 14 Oil SOLD

Autumn Light, Bird Refuge
18 x 24 Oil

Moonrise over
10 x 7 Oil

Harvest Moon
9 x 12 Oil

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