“Dockside At Darien”
Oil on canvas
24 x 48 in.
Available at Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia
The shrimp boats harbored at Darien, Georgia, is an iconic maritime scene along America’s vast coastlines.
“Though fleets of tall ships no longer exist, as they did during the age of sail, the masts, booms and lines of shrimp boats still offer an inviting opportunity to paint working boats with their weathered character and soaring vertical lines,” says artist Tom Nielsen.
Known for his paintings of crashing surf, Tom has also been painting low country scenes for nearly two decades. In 2004, his paintings of the nearby Marshes of Glynn were given by the Governor of Georgia to each of the World Leaders attending the Sea Island G8 Summit as a way for them to take home a memory of the summit’s location.
“I am both humbled and mesmerized by the majesty of America’s coast. The seashores offer thundering surf along windswept sands, imposing cliffs and both jagged and smooth rocks. One can get lost for hours studying the delicate play of tides among the oyster beds and marsh grasses. It is this wealth of natural treasures which provide an ever changing and never ending source of inspiration for my paintings.”
Tom is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and serves on the society’s board of directors.
From his studio located in an historic building near the town square in CarroIlton, Georgia, Tom travels far and wide to fulfill portrait commissions and to gather subject matter for his coastal and seascape paintings. With a career spanning over five decades, his work can be found in public and private collections worldwide. Tom has also had the honor of being commissioned to design commemorative medallion for the U.S. Congress and a silver dollar for the U.S. Mint.
The juried exhibitions Tom has participated in include:
2007 OPA’s 16th Annual National Exhibition
2014 35th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition – Mystic
2014 ASMA’s “Star Spangled Nation” national traveling exhibition
2015 ASMA’s 16th National Exhibition
2016 ASMA’s 17th National Exhibition
Tom Nielsen Fine Art
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