Tom in studio

Born 1956 in Heidelburg, Germany.  Grew up in suburban Maryland, married, and moved to Palmyra, Virginia in 1979.  Bought a house in the country to raise vegetables and children before attending Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving a BFA in 1994.  Have worked as an artist since.

Tom Tartaglino
19 Buck Island Rd.
Palmyra VA 22963
(434) 906-4172

Thank you for visiting my website. If you have any questions regarding the artwork displayed here, please contact me and I will tell you about it. My paintings and etchings can be see at the Nichols Gallery in Barboursville, VA, the Cabell Gallery of Fine Art in Lexington, VA,  and the Black Dog Salvage Company in Roanoke, VA. If you are interested in a painting, I would love to hear from you.

Statement :

Although I am an art school graduate, my training and experience come from a lifetime love of painting.  Art school gave me helpful hints.  My inspiration for a work of art usually happens while observing a scene many times.  The scene will draw me in and I start to see what it is I am attracted to.  I will try to capture a psychological truth about my subject, which I see in plein aire impressionism, but I will be looking for subtleties that an impressionistic handling would miss. Through close observation, I concentrate on the details that make it realistic and truthful.  When complete, it will be about something beyond the scene.  It will have a depiction of a physical person or place, but carry a mood we all identify with.


2002  Biennial 02 Peninsula Fine Arts Center Juried Show, Newport News VA,          Excellence in Painting Award.

2002  Paintings from the Piedmont Juried Show: Charlottesville, VA, Achievement Award

2001  Art in the Park Juried Show: Staunton, VA, Fourth Place Award

2000  Paintings from the Piedmont Juried Show: Charlottesville, VA, Merit Award

1998   Staunton Augusta Art Center Juried Regional Show: Staunton, VA, Merit Award

1997   Paintings from the Piedmont Juried Show: Charlottesville, VA,    Achievement and
Peoples Choice Awards.

1996   Albemarle Art Assoc. Juried Show: Greenwood, VA,  Second Place Award.

1996  Uniquely Fredricksburg Juried Show: Fredricksburg, VA,   Second Place Award.


Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Fluvanna County Historical Society, Palmyra, VA  (by an anonymous donor)

Second Bank & Trust, Charlottesville, VA

Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, VA

Quarles Associates, Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA

Stafford Hospital, Stafford, VA

Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Culpeper Hospital, Culpeper, VA

Innova Health Care, Falls Church, VA

Selected Notable Exhibits:

2016 Larkin Arts National Show, Harrisonburg, VA

2016 Virginia Landscapes Today, Charles H. Taylor Arts Ctr., Hampton, VA

2014 Lynchburg Museum, Lynchburg, VA

2014 Harnette Biennial of American Prints, Univ. of Richmond, Richmond, VA

2012 Virginia Landscapes Today, Charles H. Taylor Arts Ctr.,  Hampton, VA

2010 Martha Jefferson Hosp., Charlottesville, VA

2010 Waterscapes Group Show, Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, VA

2009 NIH, Washington DC

2009 Smith Farm Ctr, Washington DC

2009 This Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA, Solo Exhibit

2008 Great Works from Small Places, Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, VA

2007 Kellar Williams Realty, Charlottesville, VA, Solo Exhibit

2007 Interpretations of the James, a traveling exhibit, Orange Art Ctr, Lynchburg Acad. Of Fn. Arts, This Century Gallery, Williamsburg, Cultural Arts Ctr at Glen Allen, Richmond,

2007 Riverscapes Group Show, Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, Va

2006 Summer Landscape Show,  Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, VA

2005 Martin Luther King Performing Arts Ctr, Charlottesville, VA, Solo Exhibit

2005 ‘Into the Mountains’ Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, VA, Solo Exhibit

2005 ‘The Color of Summer’ Univ. of VA Hospital, Charlottesville, VA, Solo Exhibit

2005 Keller Williams Realty Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, Solo Exhibit

2004 ‘Taking Leisure’ Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, VA, Solo Exhibit

2002 Images 2002′ Regional Juried Show, State College, PA

2002 Realism 2002′ National Juried Show, Parkersburg ,WVA

2001 Realism, Art of time and Place= Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, VA

2001  Mortgage South, Palmyra, VA, Solo Exhibit

2000 Red Clay Survey Juried Show: Huntsville Museum, Huntsville, AL

1999  Rappahannock Regional Library-Salem Branch, Fredericksburg, VA, Solo Exhibit

1999  Paintings from the Piedmont= Juried Show, Charlottesville, VA

1998  Avalon Building, Laurel, MD, Solo Exhibit

1997  Parade of Homes, Himes Construction Co., Palmyra, VA, Solo Exhibit

1996  Rappahannock Regional Library- Main Branch, Fredricksburg, VA, Solo Exhibit

Relevant Education:

1994 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking.