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Tom McKinley Mid July, 2021

Tom McKinley
Mid July, 2021
Oil on panel
26 x 49 inches

Tom McKinley Bruno Maximus, 2019

Tom McKinley
Bruno Maximus, 2019
Oil on panel
44 x 74 inches

Tom McKinley Very Big Dog, 2020

Tom McKinley
Very Big Dog, 2020
Oil on panel
44 x 77 inches

Tom McKinley Spring Supper, 2019

Tom McKinley
Spring Supper, 2019
Oil on panel
49 x 96 inches

Tom McKinley Country House with Bronze Horse, 2019

Tom McKinley
Country House with Bronze Horse, 2019
Oil on panel
41 x 71 inches

Humble Villa, 2017

Humble Villa, 2017
Oil on panel
49 x 84 inches

French Mountain Interior, 218

French Mountain Interior, 218
Oil on panel
44 x 74 inches

Rainbow Striped Room, 2017

Rainbow Striped Room, 2017
Oil on panel
49 x 84 inches

Swiss Chalet with Bird, 2017

Swiss Chalet with Bird, 2017
Oil on panel
45 x 76 inches

Biography

Born in Bay City, Michigan, Tom McKinley was educated in both Europe and the United States. Beginning at the Goddard Collage in Vermont, he continued his education overseas in England at the Falmouth School of Art, the Ravensbourne College of Art, London, and Brighton Polytechnic. Currently, McKinley is living and working in the San Francisco area. Many of Tom McKinley's new paintings depict quiet, still, uninhabited spaces. Most of these spaces belong in the interior of someone's home yet they bare no trace of human contact or individuation. An edge of a billiard table, a corner of a pool, a section of a veranda; these spaces are beautiful and unexpected architectural experiences. A rhythm of geometry, pattern, and repeating forms permeate these quiet settings. Light from peripheral windows breathes some life into these otherwise inanimate spaces. McKinley paints in a meticulously photorealist style which further heightens the surreal nature of these images.