Tom Hale spent two years at General Motors, another at Chrysler, and 17 years at American Motors as a Styling Designer. He then set out to pursue his passion in art and today has sold over three thousand original paintings to clients all over the world. He has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society. He’s produced 59 commissioned event posters and his work can be found at the most prestigious concours events and galleries. He is a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society and the American Watercolor Society.
“Success in anything comes from persistence, passion and just really hard work.”
After being rejected from Art Center School and being told he had to potential, Tom took that as a challenge to get in and not only did he reapply and get accepted, he graduated with honors.
Realizing that he could make a full time career from painting after one of his pieces sold in a gallery.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
An 1950 Plymouth in Army green
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Art Center telling Tom he showed no potential. Why was this good advice? It became one of his greatest challenges of his life.
GREAT AUTOMOTIVE RESOURCE
Jerry’s Artarama – www.jerrysartarama.com
Automobile Quarterly – The company is out of business but past issues can be found at eBay
Keep your dreams and pursue them. Be persistent. Just do it.
HOW TO FIND TOM
Tom Hale Gallery – www.tomhalegallery.com
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