Oil Painter Tom Fleming from Marin County, California

I am weekend painter who has been doodling and sketching since I was a kid. Working primarily on landscapes and marine paintings, I have an affinity for local Marin County and California subjects. Most of my work is on large canvases and I try to create a great deal of depth and intriguing lighting effects. One of my maritime paintings is in the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. My annual calendars of “This Year’s Paintings” are in great demand and I am happy to work on commissions.

I was born in San Francisco and went to high school in Santa Barbara. Following completion of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, I graduated from the College of Marin and then the University of San Francisco. After a management career in the marine hardware business, I spent eight years in the kitchen remodeling industry. I have been a real estate agent working with my wonderful wife Pat for over 20 years. I am also an avid surfer who tries to get out to the beach at least twice a week.

The true mysteries of the world are the visible, not the invisible. My mission, as a painter, is always to deepen the mystery.

  • Marin Society of Artists


  • Oil Painters of America


  • Coast Guard Art Program