Artist: Thomas Dawson
Medium: Oil, acrylic paintings
Home: Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Phone: (250) 748-3513
(250) 748-3578
Web Site: Whispering Spirits Studio
  • Tom's inspiration to paint was largely influenced and inspired by travelling to countries such as India, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, Samoa, Austria, Holland and peaked after a trip to Hawaii, which afforded him the privilege of meeting, talking to and watching Wyland Gallery artist Walfrido paint for two days. While in Hawaii, in addition to a stay in Key West, Florida he paid particular attention to tropical scenery, sunsets and lighting effects which has become a prevalent part of his paintings.
  • A spiritual nature greatly influences his highly imaginative and mystical styles of painting. Tom is also a holistic healer/lecturer, singer/songwriter/musician and has authored the book, "Mystics, Light & Life, the Master's Journey to Health & Spirituality". His new book, "Ultimate Illusions", is currently being finished. In the past, he was the winner of the Pacific Northwest Accordian Championships held in Seattle, Washington for three consecutive years after which he switched to playing the guitar. It wasn't until November1998 that he focussed his imagination and talents towards painting.
  • Discovering that he was naturally gifted in art, Tom, who is self-taught, saw his first ten paintings being accepted into Choices Gallery in Bend, Oregon. (1999)
  • After less than eight months of painting he had a piece accepted into the Sooke Fine Arts Juried Show and his painting sold. This is the largest art show on Vancouver Island. (1999)
  • Paintings accepted into the summer showing at The Loft Gallery in Mill Bay. (1999) -Solo Show at the Aerie Resort, an exclusive, internationally praised resort, known as "the Castle in the Mountains", on Vancouver Island. (1999)
  • Annual Fine Arts Juried Show, Qualicum Beach, B.C. (2000) -Solo Art Show in Federal Way, Washington, USA. (2000)
  • Tenth Annual Art Show 2000, Mill Bay, B.C. (2000)
  • Artisan's 2000 juried show, Sidney, B.C. (2000)
  • Sooke Fine Arts Juried Show, two awards including Juror's Choice. (2000) -Cowichan Valley Art Show. (2000)
  • Look 2000, Annual South Island Regional Juried Art Exhibition. (2000) -Paintings hung in Rogue Gallery, Parksville, B.C. (2000)
  • Sooke Fine Arts Juried Show. (2001)
  • Bastion Festival of the Arts juried exhibition, Victoria, B.C. (2001) -Nanaimo Art Gallery. (2001)
  • Tom, in his quest for innovative art work has recently done what can be described as three dimensional art, which is created by painting on multiple layers of clear plexiglass achieving a wonderfully unique depth effect. In his short career he has sold his work internationally and also has pieces in private and corporate collections.


Thomas Dawson
PO Box 753
Duncan, BC , Canada
V9L 3Y1
Phone: (250) 748-3513
Fax: (250) 748-3578