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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: 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 [...]

The Story Behind the Painting-Feathers, Talons & Tails

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|

This painting was inspired from a one-of-a-kind experience. A few years back, we were visiting the Flat Tops Wilderness area, fishing at a small lake called Chapman Reservoir. It’s a few miles outside the tiny mountain town of Yampa. On this particular day, we had the lake to ourselves. I had camped and fished at Chapman as a child [...]

The Long Winter

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: The Story Behind the Painting|

The Story Behind the Painting: The Long Winter One of the most memorable experiences in our life set the stage for this painting. I was working for the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation. The Foundation was supporting the re-introduction of lynx to Colorado. Lynx were trapped in Canada, then brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center near Creede, Colorado, for a [...]

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