BACKGROUND
Tom Pinch is a professional gallery and commission artist living in Southern California where he was born and raised. He is largely self-taught. He creates both Impressionistic and Representational original art. Working in oils, he approaches each individual work of art from a fresh perspective.
The Recital - 12x24
His paintings have been exhibited in collections throughout the world, including the United States Golf Association Museum in New Jersey. It is there where Pinch's 40"x30" portraits of both Tiger Woods and the late PGA Tour player Payne Stewart hang as two of only 35 curated portraits in their exclusive permanent museum collection.

His impressive client list (see partial list below) includes many corporate commissions as well as private commissions. His client list continues to grow along with the desire for his artwork. In 2006, he began creating fine art gallery works in order to reach a broader spectrum of collectors as well as to reach his full creative potential. Although still an active commission artist, his gallery paintings featuring subjects of his choosing has since become his main creative inspiration and focus.
ARTIST STATEMENT
"By carefully studying the work of artists I admire along the way, I charted my own course in artistic training. My deep affection for loosely-rendered Impressionistic and Representational art, and my sheer determination to produce it at the highest level, have prevailed as an ideal formula for artistic success. I continue to challenge myself both compositionally and technically to consistently create paintings that are thought-proviking and fluid."
"My style involves balancing elements of realism and impressionism into meaningful works of art that satisfy my collectors and admirers. One of my goals when painting is to create the 'illusion of detail' so that each viewer will interpret the visual information in ways that are unique to them. I want to stimulate the imagination of those who view my paintings - not spoon-feed the information to them through a academic and highly detailed rendering of the facts. Instead, I want to 'engage' my viewers and make them a part of the visual experience."
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
U.S. Open Champion - 1999 - Payne Stewart
U.S. Open Champion - 2000 - Tiger Woods
Permanent Collection - United States Golf Association Museum & Archives
Far Hills, New Jersey

LOS ANGELES LAKERS
NBA All Star - Kobe Bryant
Commissioned by The Los Angeles Lakers Organization
Private Collection
Los Angeles, California

UCLA
Coach John Wooden
Commissioned for the John Wooden Center & Pauley Pavilion
Collection, UCLA
Westwood, California

OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB
Club Founders: H.C. Fownes & W.C. Fownes
Commissioned by Oakmont Country Club - The Fownes Foundation
Collection, Oakmont Country Club
Oakmont, Pennsylvania

THE RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB
Course Designer: George C. Thomas Jr.
Course Owner: Noboru Watanabe
Collection, The Riviera Country Club
Pacific Palisades, California

KENNY LOGGINS
Singer/Songwriter/Musician
Commissioned for the Santa Barbara Unity Shoppe
Santa Barbara, California

GEORGE LOPEZ
TV Personality, Entertainer & Comedian
Commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America
Riverside, California

CLUB MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Golf Historical Figure - Old Tom Morris
Collection, Club Managers Association of America
Alexandria, Virginia

BEL-AIR COUNTRY CLUB
Course Designer - George C. Thomas, Jr.
Collection, Bel-Air Country Club
Bel-Air, California

THE TUXEDO CLUB
Course Designer - Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Collection, The Tuxedo Club
Tuxedo Park, New York

THE QUARRY at LA QUINTA GOLF CLUB
Founder, William Morrow
Collection, The Quarry at La Quinta Golf Club
La Quinta, California

THE TONIGHT SHOW w/JAY LENO
Trombonist - Matt Finders
Private Collection, Matt & Terilyn Finders
Burbank, California

TOMMY EMMANUEL
Grammy Nominated International Recording Artist & Guitar Legend
Commissioned by Tommy Emmanuel's Management
Nashville, Tennessee

MINDI ABAIR
Smooth Jazz Saxophone Recording Artist
Commissioned for Mindi's DVD release
Hollywood, California

BIRNAM WOOD GOLF CLUB
Course Designer - Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Club Founder - Robert McClean
Collection, Birnam Wood Golf Club
Montecito, California

KOCH INDUSTRIES
CEO & President - Charles Koch
Private collection, Charles & Liz Koch
Wichita, Kansas

YARD HOUSE RESTAURANTS
Founder, CEO & President - Steele Platt
Private collection, Steele Platt
Newport Beach, CA

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
Chairman of the Board of Trustees - Lawrence Glen
Collection, Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, California

COUSSOULIS SPORTS ARENA
Founders - Dimitri & Aerianthi Coussoulis
Collection, California State University, San Bernardino - Coussoulis Sports Arena
San Bernardino, California

PAUMA VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Course Designer - Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Collection, Pauma Valley Country Club
Pauma Valley, California

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO
University President - 1962-1982 - John M. Pfau
University President - 1982-1997 - Anthony H. Evans
University President - 1997-present - Albert K. Karnig
Collection, California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, California

MISSION VIEJO COUNTRY CLUB
Course Designer - Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Collection, Mission Viejo Country Club
Mission Viejo, California

TRANS-PACIFIC LINKS COMPANY JAPAN, LTD.
President - Mitsuru Iwasaki
Private Collection, Mitsuru & Mineko Iwasaki
Tokyo, Japan

SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS, INC.
Owner - Hajime Satomi
Private Collection, Hajime Satomi
Tokyo, Japan

GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES
Francis Gazdzinski
Private Collection, Robert Gazdzinski
Rancho Santa Fe, California


And many others...

GEORGE LOPEZ - oil on panel - 18x24

MINDI ABAIR - oil on panel - 36x24

KENNY LOGGINS - oil on panel - 30x24

KOBE BRYANT - oil on panel - 40x40

ELISABETH & HANNAH - oil on panel - 18x24
The Tonight Show with JAY LENNO

ADAGIO - oil on panel - 24x12

STORYTELLERS - oil on panel - 22x36

THE RECITAL - oil on panel - 12x24

ABOUT THE ARTIST

EMOTION - oil on linen - 30x40