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December Artist: Tom Beck

For retired college football coach Tom Beck, painting has always been a special hobby. Now, with more time to pursue his passion, he is excited to explore different artistic techniques and share them with the local community.

“It started as an experiment, and after retirement I began to do more when people asked if my work was for sale,” he says. “I still mainly paint for pleasure though.”

While Tom typically uses oil on canvas, his subjects range from animals to flowers to landscapes. “I paint what I think I’m relatively good at,” he notes. “But deciding and then getting started can be difficult.”

Despite that challenge, Tom finds art extremely satisfying. “It has helped me appreciate the talent of others, in so many areas,” he says.

See Tom’s collection on display upstairs in our adult department, available through December. Our Meet the Artist reception will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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