Tom Gaines is a contemporary American painter who works in oil. His earlier more representational work contains recognizable subject matter, but has strong abstract considerations. His more recent paintings, "The Rock Series," are even more abstract—enigmatic in composition and more complex in surface and color. The surface of these paintings appears eroded, revealing multiple layers of subjectively selected colors. Gaines is a graduate of The University of Oregon and The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He also has an MFA from The University of California, San Diego. He resides in Moorestown, New Jersey and has a summer studio in Belfast, Maine.
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