Tommy E. Shearer
Contemporary Metal Artist & Abstract-Whimsical-Expressionist Painter

 

 

"My Life  My Dreams  My Art"
 
I was raised on the West Coast of the United States in both California and Nevada. My first taste of working with metal came at the age of 10. Instantly my hunger for this work and my raw talents were recognized by my instructor who encouraged me to continue with art, but as most children do I did not follow the advice given to me; instead I followed the traditional road of advanced education and work/life. My love of art would always travel alongside me and I continued to create while working and traveling the world. In my travels I was afforded the ability to visit galleries throughout Europe, North America and South America, during my travels I acquired a passion for painting. My love of metal and painting has given me the abilities to do what I love and offer this to clients throughout the US and into Europe. Please take your time viewing my portfolio with the understanding that the colors my may not truly be represented because of the limitation of your monitor that you are viewing with.
 
 
 
Tommy E. Shearer
 
 
Biography
 
Tommy E. Shearer, Fine Metal Artist & Abstract-Expressionist Painter
 

Residences:

Nevada and California

 

Formal Education:

Mechanical Engineering degree from UTI

Electrical Engineering degree from Apollo Technical School

Electronic Circuit Design degree from Apollo Technical School

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University

 

Galleries Present and Past:

Artsy Fartsy Gallery Carson City Nevada

Towers Gallery Cloverdale CA

Mesmerized Gallery CA

The Haute Enchilada Gallery Moss Landing CA
The Chartreuse Muse Modesto CA.
La Bussola Reno NVIntersections 68
Carmel Sculpture Gallery Carmel CA
Gallery Keoki Squaw Valley CA.
Village Gallery CA
Addi Gallery Reno NV
Art Source Reno NV
Open Door Gallery Reno NV
Chapel Gallery Reno NV
Carmel Mid-Valley Gallery Carmel CA
Lyons Head Gallery Carmel CA
 
Juried Fine Art Shows/Festivals
2008:
The Haute Enchilada Gallery Moss Landing CA
The Chartreuse Muse Modesto CA.
 
2007:
Arts in Bloom Sparks NV
Friends of McKinley Reno NV
Pacific Fine Arts Squaw Valley CA
Pacific Fine Arts Homewood CA
Pacifica Fine Arts Kings Beach CA
Sierra Arts Fall Fine Art Sale Reno NV
 
2006:
Arts in Bloom Sparks NV
Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts
Friends of McKinley Reno NV
Sierra Arts Fall Fine Art Sale Reno NV
 
2005:
Belmont Fine Art Show Belmont CA
Arts in Bloom Sparks NV
Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts
Pacific Fine Arts Squaw Valley CA
Pacific Fine Arts Homewood CA
Pacifica Fine Arts Kings Beach CA
West Portal Fine Arts Show San Francisco CA
Menlo Park Fine Art Show Menlo Park CA
Walnut Creek Fine Art Show Walnut Creek CA
Burlingame Fine Art Show Burlingame CA
Montclair Village Fine Art Show Oakland CA
Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival Los Altos CA
San Carlos Art and Wine Festival San Carlos CA
Santa Monica Arts Festival Santa Monica CA
Sierra Arts Fall Fine Art Sale Reno NV
 
2004:
Belmont Fine Art Show Belmont CA
Arts in Bloom Sparks NV
Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts
Pacific Fine Arts Squaw Valley CA
Pacific Fine Arts Homewood CA
Pacifica Fine Arts Kings Beach CA
West Portal Fine Arts Show San Francisco CA
Menlo Park Fine Art Show Menlo Park CA
Walnut Creek Fine Art Show Walnut Creek CA
Burlingame Fine Art Show Burlingame CA
Montclair Village Fine Art Show Oakland CA
Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival Los Altos CA
San Carlos Art and Wine Festival San Carlos CA
Santa Monica Arts Festival Santa Monica CA
 
2003:
Belmont Fine Art Show Belmont CA
Arts in Bloom Sparks NV
Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts
Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts
Pacific Fine Arts Squaw Valley CA
Pacific Fine Arts Homewood CA
Pacifica Fine Arts Kings Beach CA
West Portal Fine Arts Show San Francisco CA
Menlo Park Fine Art Show Menlo Park CA
Walnut Creek Fine Art Show Walnut Creek CA
Burlingame Fine Art Show Burlingame CA
Montclair Village Fine Art Show Oakland CA
Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival Los Altos CA
San Carlos Art and Wine Festival San Carlos CA
Santa Monica Arts Festival Santa Monica CA
 
2002:
Belmont Fine Art Show Belmont CA
Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts
Pacific Fine Arts Squaw Valley CA
Pacific Fine Arts Homewood CA
Pacifica Fine Arts Kings Beach CA
West Portal Fine Arts Show San Francisco CA
Menlo Park Fine Art Show Menlo Park CA
Walnut Creek Fine Art Show Walnut Creek CA
Burlingame Fine Art Show Burlingame CA
Montclair Village Fine Art Show Oakland CA
Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival Los Altos CA
San Carlos Art and Wine Festival San Carlos CA
Santa Monica Arts Festival Santa Monica CA
 
2001:
Belmont Fine Art Show Belmont CA
Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts
Pacific Fine Arts Squaw Valley CA
Pacific Fine Arts Homewood CA
Pacifica Fine Arts Kings Beach CA
West Portal Fine Arts Show San Francisco CA
Menlo Park Fine Art Show Menlo Park CA
Walnut Creek Fine Art Show Walnut Creek CA
Burlingame Fine Art Show Burlingame CA
Montclair Village Fine Art Show Oakland CA
Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival Los Altos CA
San Carlos Art and Wine Festival San Carlos CA
Santa Monica Arts Festival Santa Monica CA
 
Public Art Projects:
City of Reno, Nevada 2007-2008
 
Corporate Collections:
Gentiae Clinical Research San Francisco CA 2006
 
Publications:
Connect Magazine 2005 
Connect Magazine 2004 
Reno News and Review 2003
 
Television:
HGTV “That’s Clever” aired 2008
 

Giving Back:

"Art By The Inch Project" 2011

"Art By The Inch Project" 2010

"Art By The Inch Project" 2009

"Art By The Inch Project" 2007

Donates artwork to “Aaron Arnoldsen Memorial College Fund” fundraiser 1993-Present

Donated artwork to "Art from the Hearts of Alzheimer's Artists" 2011

Donates artwork to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for annual fundraisers 2005-Present

Donates artwork to Saint Mary’s Hospital for annual fundraiser

 

Teaching:

Instructing in the “Art of Metal Sculpture” for adults 1995-Current

Instructing art class for gifted children summer 2007-2010

Instructing in the art of Metal Sculpture for youth apprentices summer 2003-2010

Instructing art class for Alzheimer’s patients 2003-2008