Thomas Akers, Buena Vista Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Thomas (Tom) Akers, b: 1942 resides with his wife, Jo-Anne in the Virginia's southern Appalachian range. His family has longstanding roots in that state and has included a number of noted painters. He studied art and painting at American University Washington, DC; and has a background as an illustrator and a forensic artist.
An award winning artist, he usually paints in acrylics and watercolors. His works are realistic but reflect the artist's particular regard for the Impressionist and the American Ashcan schools of art.
Works by the artist are in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. He is an artist member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia and is currently represented by the Atalanta Art Gallery in Georgia; Studio Eleven in Lexington, Virginia and his own gallery, Pedlar's Child Art Studio in Buena Vista, Virginia where he resides.