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Tom Lybeck

Colorado Wildlife Artist

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, I settled in Denver, Colorado, in the early 1970s. I’m a graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a BA in Fine Arts. I retired from a career in the electrical industry, and now pursue full-time my passion for painting. Each painting tells a story about somewhere I have been or an experience I have had. Enjoy my journey.

Celebrating Colorado’s Wildlife and Wild Places

I refer to my artistic style as American traditional realism, incorporating a distinctive “palette knife” technique and vibrant color palette that I’ve honed over the years. A selection of my original oil paintings, giclée prints, and note cards can be found at the Majestic Gallery in Idaho Springs, CO and River Canyon Gallery in Bailey, CO. My work has been included in a number of regional art shows and I have won several awards including Best Drawing at the Western Art Rendezvous, and the William E. Snyder Award at the Gilpin Arts Annual.

Commissions are accepted.

Submit a contact form if you are interested in commissioning a painting of your special place or experience.

Click on the images below to view a gallery of paintings in that category.

Paintings are also available as giclée prints. Submit a contact form to request information on pricing.


The Story Behind the Painting

Have you wondered about the inspiration behind some of my paintings? Wonder no more! “The Story Behind the Painting” is a regular feature of the Double Vision blog. A new painting and story will be added each month.

The Story Behind the Painting: Fence Talk

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|Tags: , |

In the Covid-19 pandemic world, birds remain free to go about business as usual. They can flock together and converse through their songs in the same way they always have. For us humans, things are different. “Social distancing” has become the new normal and I admire our country for putting the health of others as the top priority. In [...]

The Story Behind the Painting: Moments Notice

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|

Aside from the simple abundance we normally experience on a hike, some days can be particularly special. Like the time we came face-to-face with a mule deer buck on the path just in front of us. It was as surprised by us as we were of him! As our brains processed his closeness and his majesty, he turned and [...]

The Story Behind the Painting-For Those Who Don’t Know Jack

By |February 8th, 2020|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|

“For Those Who Don't Know Jack” is a painting that finds its roots in vulnerability. The White Tailed Jackrabbit (which is actually a hare) changes color each year from brown in summer to white in winter. While this greatly improves survival chances in summer and winter—the periods when the change is complete—the time of transition is one of nervousness [...]

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