Tom Pinch, also known as “The Time-Lapse Painter” due to the captivating time-lapse painting videos he makes of many of his paintings, is a professional gallery and commission artist and a native Southern Californian currently based in Temecula, CA.
Largely self-taught, Pinch has sought out and learned directly from his mentor Richard Schmid as well as with Morgan Weistling and several others – sometimes involving extensive travel from California to New York City, Washington D.C. and Putney, Vermont in order to do so.
As a representational artist, he has achieved a uniquely versatile style which he describes as “Painterly Realism.” Working in oils, he approaches each individual work of art from a fresh perspective. His paintings have been exhibited in collections throughout the world, including the United States Golf Association Museum in New Jersey. It is there where Pinch’s 40″x30″ portraits of both Tiger Woods and the late PGA Tour player Payne Stewart hang as two of only 35 carefully selected portraits in their exclusive permanent museum collection.
His impressive client list includes many corporate commissions as well as private commissions. His client list continues to grow along with the desire for his artwork. In 2006, he began creating fine art gallery works in order to reach a broader spectrum of collectors as well as to reach his full creative potential. Although still an active commission artist, his gallery paintings of subjects of his choosing has since become his main creative inspiration and focus.