Fine Art

Fine Art2020-04-03T14:26:34-06:00

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.

Animals
Mountainscapes
Desertscapes
Predators
Winterscapes
Western
Birds
Waterscapes
Gospel

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: Distant Thunder

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|

The inspiration for this painting happened on a camping trip. We had enjoyed a day hiking and were relaxing around the campfire at the base of Guanella Pass, at the Geneva Creek Campground. The weather forecast had been good for the weekend, but anyone who lives in Colorado will tell you that the weather in the mountains is unpredictable [...]

The Story Behind the Painting: Bunny Trails

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|

Telling someone that they’ve gone down a “bunny trail” is a kind-hearted way to let them know they’ve gotten off track with a story they are telling. This is what we were trying to tell life the year this painting came to be. Everything felt chaotic, especially with family and work issues. We yearned for a break, a time [...]

The Story Behind the Painting: Vanishing Point

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|

Tom’s grandparents lived on a farm in rural North Dakota... During a visit in his early childhood a strong storm developed. Everyone was huddled in the house watching and waiting. Tom’s memory begins with hearing the twister rather than seeing it. As it approached, the strong wind tipped over the outhouse. To his horror, his mom and an older [...]

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