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Summer Moonrise from Ortega Hill
11 x 14 Original Oil Painting $2200 
 
 
 
 Summerland Vista
11 x 14 Original Oil Painting $2100 
 
 
 
Nocturne
20 x 30 Original Oil Painting $3900
 
 
 
 Spring Vista from Ortega Hill
8 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1500
 
 
 Butterfly Beach
18 x 29 Original Oil Painting
SOLD
 
 
 
Windswept Surf Miramar Beach
9 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1575
 
 
Stars & Stripes Forever-Santa Barbara Courthouse
11 x 14 Original Oil Painting $1900
 
 
 
Autumn Sunset Sketch
6 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1350 
 
 
 
 Late Winter Moonrise, Hammonds Beach
9 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1575
 
 
 
  East Beach with Fog
10 x 14 Original Oil Painting $1800
 
 
 
 Goleta Beach Winter
7 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1425
 
 
 
  Wolf Moonrise Over Butterfly Beach
10 x 17 Original Oil Painting $2000
 
 
 
  Cliffs at Rancho Dangermond
9 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1575
 
 
 
Pink Moon Rising
12 x 19 Original Oil Painting $2300
 
 
 
Moonset Sketch
8 x 10 Original Oil Painting $1350
 
 
 
 Winter Day East Beach
9 x 16 Original Oil Painting $1900
 
 
 
  Afterglow Butterfly Beach
14 x 18 Original Oil Painting $2400
 
 
 Winds of Time
60 x 84 Original Oil Painting $18500
 
 
 
Afternoon Light Butterfly Beach
9 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1500 
 
 
 
  Moonrise Over Fog
9.5 x 15 Original Oil Painting $1800
 
 
 
Santa Barbara Coastline
6 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1100
 
 
 
 
  Moonrise and High Tide Butterfly Beach
14 x 11 Original Oil Painting $1900
 
 
 
Winter Light Santa Barbara Coast
9 x 14 Original Oil Painting $1800
 
 

 

 Vista of Santa Barbara Bay
9 x 16 Original Oil Painting $2000
 

 
   Loon Point from Ortega Hill
6 x 8 Original Oil Painting SOLD
    Loon Point from Summerland Beach
6 x 8 Original Oil Painting $500
     

  Passing Storm Over Santa Barbara
6 x 8 Original Oil Painting $500

 Butterfly Beach
48 x 60 Original Oil Painting $12500

 
 
  Santa Barbara Mission
22 x 28 Original Oil Painting $4500
 
 
 
Last Trolley Out
24 x 24 Original Oil Painting $3900
 
 
 
 Midday Butterfly Beach
6 x 9 Original Oil Painting $700
 
 
  April Moonrise Carpinteria Beach
9 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1500
 
 
 
 Winter Moonset, Butterfly Beach
10 x 14 Original Oil Painting $1900
 

 
 

 
Moonlight Surf Arroyo Burro Beach
22 x 28 Original Oil Painting $4800
 
 
 
Cliffs at Shoreline
10 x 7 Original Oil Painting $1100
 
 
 
 
Butterfly Beach
9 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1350
 
 
 
Carpinteria Bluffs, High Tide
8 x 10 Original Oil Painting $1100
 
 
 
 Sunset Glow Loon Point
9 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1600
 
 
 
Path to the Mission
16 x 12 Original Oil Painting $2200

 
 
 
Hunters Moon Rising
12 x 24 Original Oil Painting $2800
 
 
 
 Hazy Days of Spring
14 x 12 Original Oil Painting $1500
 
 
 
 
    Carrizo Plains
10 x 16 Original Oil Painting SOLD
 
 
 Biography
Born in Pasadena, California - 1961. Thomas Van Stein received his Bachelor's degree in Illustration, and graduated with high honors from Cal State University, Northridge, in 1984. He then furthered his education attending Pasadena Art Center College of Design. He received his Master's Degree in Art from CSUN, in 1999.

As a fine artist, Van Stein has involved himself in over 160 exhibitions of his paintings; both in one-man shows and group exhibitions. He has won numerous awards for his paintings in various Southern California-based juried art exhibitions; Two-First Place awards, 1994 Catalina Island Arts Festival. First Prize, Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Arts Competition.

Thomas was awarded Best of Show in the 1997 National
Juried Arts Competition at the Abend Gallery, in Denver, Colorado, juried by renowned artist, Quang Ho.


While a majority of Van Stein's paintings are painted on location in daylight, his forte is painting Nightscapes - or "nocturnes", en plein air. Van Stein's nocturnal paintings were featured both on the cover and in the November 1997 issue of "The Artist's Magazine"; in an article he wrote entitled, "Capture the Energy of the Night;" a "how to" approach to painting nocturnes.

Thomas was featured in the April 1998 issue of Southwest Art Magazine, as one of six American Artists who are focusing on painting nocturnes. He was listed as an, "Artist to Watch" in the December 1998 issue, and nocturnes from his Master's thesis exhibition, "Burning the Midnight Oil" were featured in the August 1999 issue of Southwest Art Magazine under, "Best of the West."
 

Thomas received First Prize in 2 dimensional painting at the Classic Art Competition, 2001, sponsored by the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard California, and First Prize for his artwork at the 2001 Santa Barbara Art Walk. He was one of eight Finalists being considered for a one man show, in the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum-2002, an event jurored by noted Los Angeles Times Art Critic David Pagel.

Thomas was chosen to be the featured artist for the annual Lotusland Foundation benefit gala, 2002, and the 2003 Director's Choice Award for the Carnegie Art Museum Classic Competition. He is the winner of the 2003 Individual Artist Award for Santa Barbara County, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Arts Fund.

As a teacher, Thomas has taught art through the S.B.C.C. Continuing Education Program for thirty years. He has taught workshops in Mexico, and nationally through the Scottsdale Artists School, as well as Plein Air Painting Nocturne workshops through the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard California, Van Stein is a thirty-year member of "The O.A.K. Group". This group has dedicated itself to promoting the preservation of landscapes as open space.

Thomas is an Artist Member in the California Art Club, also a member of Oil Painters of America.

 
 

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 SOLD WORKS

Mission San Carlos, Carmel
9 x 12 Oil
SOLD 

Garden Path
10 x 8 Oil

East Beach Sunset
7 x 10 Oil
SOLD

Clarence Hinkle's View
9 x 12 Oil
SOLD 

Carpinteria Moonset
16x12 Oil
SOLD

Montecito Hills 11 x 14 Oil SOLD

Autumn Light, Bird Refuge
18 x 24 Oil
SOLD 

Moonrise over
10 x 7 Oil
SOLD  

Harvest Moon
9 x 12 Oil
SOLD

     

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