Lynch hopes that by accentuating those things that are sometimes easy to miss, he can provoke viewers to ... "Have something to think about, not just something to see". Each painting Tom creates can be seen as special. "I feel it's the job of the artist to bring to the viewer the best of what can be found in the landscape, along with a little creativity or exaggeration ... normal and ordinary are not for me."
Tom is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing the student's own individual needs. For 35 years students from all over the world have attended his successful workshops and acclaimed them with high regard. He has mentored many who are now accomplished professionals. When Tom speaks, he talks openly and candidly. His paintings have the same intensity, expression, and direct appeal.
Tom's list of credentials include: Two "Lifetime Achievement Awards", "Signature Membership" in many national societies, election into the illustrious "Society of American Impressionists", as well as "Who's Who in American Art". Tom has been the invited "guest artist" for many art exhibitions including Sedona Plein Air Festival. Tom was honored in the American Embassy in Paris with a one-man exhibition. He has been cited in numerous publications including "American Artist Magazine", "Southwest Art", "International Artist Magazine", "Art & Antiques", "Today's Great Masters", the "Wall Street Journal" and the color, front page every Christmas Day for a leading Illinois newspaper. Tom's video production won a Bronze Award in the "Telly" Competition, which focuses on video production, and compares to the Academy Award Program. Some of Tom's numerous awards include: "The Municipal Art League of Chicago Award of Excellence", "Landscape Artist of the Year", and he was the first American selected for Honorary Membership in the "Canadian Watercolor Society". Tom has been the featured artist for the Men's, Women's and Senior U.S. Open Golf Championship and several PGA events and tournaments. Much of his work has been published and many of his best paintings are available in "Limited Edition" prints. It is no surprise that his paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the world.