Tom Blaue is an image builder, a tool user and a soul searcher. He is a watcher within wild places, a tradesman of light, texture and form. He transcends the beauty of nature to explore a more basic relationship between the heart, mind and eye. He does not create the image as much as he articulates an idea.
Tom is a native of Colorado and currently lives and works from his home in Estes Park. Early in his career as a free-lance artist Tom illustrated books and field guides for Zion, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Parks. During this same time he and his wife created Cold Mountain Press which published limited edition wildlife prints from his original drawings. Tom has also been a featured artist for the Nature Conservancy and the National Audubon Society. His artwork has been exhibited in fine art galleries throughout the Western United States.
Tom uses a variety of media to create his images, including watercolor painting, pencil and silverpoint drawings and various methods of intaglio printmaking. He has recently been exploring his ideas in three dimensions through wood sculpture. In addition to his involvement in the fine arts, Tom has been engaged as a water resource manager and a builder of bamboo fly fishing rods. His nature based work frequently reflects Tom's deep attraction to the free-flowing wild streams of his native Colorado. This website presents a selection of artwork which offers a spectrum of subjects and media which Tom Blaue has created over the previous thirty years.