Tom Mansanarez Biography
After 14 years of living in and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Tom Mansanarez now resides in Idaho Falls, Idaho with his wife Robin and two daughters Callie and Anna. |
Tom is an outdoorsman and avid horseman, spending his free time breaking and training his homebred horses. He enjoys a versatile artistic ability that he has developed from an early age and considers a ?God-given talent?. He has many areas of artistic interests, but wildlife is his most intense focus. He has painted African, Asian and European wildlife as well as Western and equine art, but in recent years has focused on North American wildlife.
?With living in this area of Teton and Yellowstone National Parks,? Tom says, ?I have all the inspiration and reference material an artist could ask for.?
Tom spends time photographing in the Parks each year gathering much-needed reference for his artwork.
?If there ever comes a time when I?m getting stale and uninspired in the studio, all I do is get my camera and head outside. Mother nature is the absolute best inspiration,? Tom says.
His objective is to capture the reality and drama in wildlife without fictionalizing it. His work continues to grow in richness and composition.
Tom is a member of the Society of Animal Artists. In recent years you may have seen him at many of the nation?s art and sportsman?s shows. He has exhibited in the Pacific Rim Art Expo, Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Natureworks Art Show, Reflections of Nature Art Show, Safari Club Show, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Show, etc.
Tom is a staunch supporter of wildlife foundations and conservation groups, with many of his limited edition art prints set aside for fund-raiser efforts. The Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation and Pheasants Forever are just a few of the groups Tom has donated to.