original art

  • the Christmas series
  • artist book, with eggs
  • paintings
  • mixed media
  • murals

cat scratch Christmas series


“I started a tradition several years ago that resulted in an eccentric series of paintings. It began when friends wanted something to mark the entrance to their newly designed, and self-described, excretorium — the small space built into the wall behind the flap in their hallway where the litter box for their four pampered cats is secreted.

“It’s a very special excretorium complete with motion sensing lights and extractor fan, but it wasn’t a very elevating request. So I added my spin and took it as the inspiration for a series of ‘portraits’ that would also be Christmas gifts for friends.” -- Tom

Here is a sampling…

© Tom Whitworth
cat scratch Christmas / Christmas series / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
Christmas, again / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
Christmas departure / Christmas series / Tom Whitworth


© Tom Whitworth
friends for Christmas / Christmas series / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
it was a harried Haring Christmas / Christmas series / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
for Tom and Jeri and Cee Cee, too / Christmas series / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
Reinterpreting Lichtenstein for the Holidays / Christmas series / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
with apologies to Andy Warhohl / Christmas series / Tom Whitworth

bookmarked


"I was inspired by the artists' books on display at the California Antiquarian Book Fair in San Francisco, and then later when I attended Codex in its stunning setting in the Craneway Pavilion.

"My first project is a collection of shorebirds' eggs in a box-style book with painted interior and accompanying illustrated booklets." -- Tom


handmade bird eggs

© Tom Whitworth



paintings


© Tom Whitworth
Battery Men / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
Synesthesia, 1996 / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
Oak tree / Tom Whitworth

© Tom Whitworth
Vineyard / Tom Whitworth



mixed media projects


mixed media painted gourd, © Tom Whitworth
painted gourd / Tom Whitworth

mixed media, © Tom Whitworth
Bee Muse / Tom Whtiworth

murals


mural designed and painted by Tom Whitworth
house mural, Sonoma, Calif. / Tom Whitworth

Tom Whitworth with cow mural he painted
Tom Whitworth with cow mural he painted