Thom Duffy


Contact Information

ThomDuffy64@mac.com

https://thomduffyfineart.com

2345 S Lambert St, , Philadelphia, PA 19145

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Abstract

Portraits

Still-Lifes

Artist's Biography

Thom Duffy is a trained artist who specializes in watercolor and acrylics. His work is based on nature, life, memory, events and experiences. Subject themes include the figure, nature, still life, social and political events, and cityscapes - mostly Philadelphia which is where he resides. His color palette is rich and vibrant, and boldly applied with energetic brush strokes. His body of work speaks to his love for nature and admiration of the American Modernists of the 1920 to the late 1940s.

Thom's paintings have been included in several juried exhibitions in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs: The Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia Sketch Club, William Way Community Center and other area art centers. His work has received awards and honors in the previously mentioned institutions.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
Mile Markers, Industrious, Philadelphia, PA

Mile Markers Continued, Tap Room on 19th, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Four Seasons, Tap Room on 19th, Philadelphia, PA

Four Seasons Continued, Rossi Hair Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Different Circles, Tap Room on 19th, Philadelphia, PA

Watercolor Still Life, William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Still Life, Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2018
Personally Speaking, Da Vinci Art Alliance at International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Black and Blue - Color of Leather, William Way Community Center Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Heather Philips

2016
How do I Look?, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Craig Bruns, Curator Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Friends and Neighbors, Tap Room on 19th, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2014
Celebrating Color, Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Bruce Hoffman

2013
Dog Days of Summer, Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Bruce Hoffman

8th Annual Juried Exhibit, Art Gallery of the William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Amy Sadao, The Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Reining Cats & Dogs, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Jurors: Jennifer Frudakis and Garth Herrick

2008
REMIX Invitational, Fundraiser for the Attic Youth, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Thom Duffy

2006
Flowers: A Group Show Juried, Cafe 22, Philadelphia, PA

Flower Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Al Gury, Painting Department Chair, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2005
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: Neighbors Exhibit, Ten Stone, Philadelphia, PA

2004
142nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Al Gury, Painting Department Chair, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Works on Paper Juried Show, Philadelphia, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Maria Creyts, Painter

Small Works by Gallery Artists, Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Blaine Anderson

Members Fall Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Anne Fabbri, Independent Curator and Art Critic

2003
Craftforms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Curator: Bill Scott

Members' Fall Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, PA
Juror: N. Lee Stevens, Curator of Art Collections, State Museum of Pennsylvania

The Unbroken Circle, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Invitational Honoring Quita Broadhead
Curator: Bill Scott

Other
2004
Wine Auction, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Benefit v 5.0, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

Show of Hands, MANNA Auction, Philadelphia, PA

Wine Auction, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Show of Hands, MANNA Auction, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

"Portrait: Wayne Art Center Pays Tribute to its Founder," Wayne Art Center Members News Letter, Fall 2003, Vol. 1 No. 1, page 4

Professional Experience

2012 - present
Curator, Thom Duffy Fine Art
   Mounting solo and group rotational shows at the following venues:
   •Rossi Hair Studio, Philadelphia, PA
   •Healing Arts Collective, Phialdelphia, PA
   •Mike's BBQ, Philadelphia, PA
   •Tap Room on 19th, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

Jane Piper Still Life Award, Members' Fall Juried Exhibition, Wayne, PA
Juror: Anne R. Fabbri, Independent Curator and Art Critic

Newman & Saunders Galleries Prize, Members' Fall Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: N. Lee Stevens, Senior Curator of Art Collections, The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Collections

Thom Duffy works are in several private collections in Boston, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, and Chicago. He has completed several commission projects for private and corporate collections, largely a number of pet portraits and cityscapes of Philadelphia.

Affiliations

Member, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1988
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
BFA

Continuing Education
2003
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA