After a successful career in professional photography and graphic design, Thomas Stiltz began painting full time 25 years ago. He developed his style of realism through an exacting manipulation of materials, a photographic visual language, and the use of old world techniques, applying many layers of glazed oil paint. Using these methods, he imparts intensity, depth, rich color and light effects. He views his paintings as optimistic art, creating and inventing wonderful visions that express the shared pleasures of sight, taste, sound, smell and touch.

Exhibited by some 50 galleries world wide in the United States, Canada, and China, Stiltz has developed an international reputation among collectors around the world. He has been commissioned to produce works for many wineries and private patrons. His studio and home are located in Maryland where he lives with his wife Sheri; together they have raised daughters Jennifer and Julie.

COLLECTIONS

 

The French Embassy to the United States

The American Embassy to France

His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

The Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD

The DeMenil Foundation, Dallas, Texas

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Joseph Phelps Vineyard, Napa, California

Opus One, Napa, Oakville, California

Spottswoode Winery, St. Helena, California

Inniskillin Winery, Niagara, Canada

Beaulieu Vineyard, Napa, California

The Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTING SHOWS

 

American Crafts Museum, New York, NY

Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD

Permanent Installation at The Johns Hopkins 

   Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Hanson Gallery, Carmel, CA

Atlas Galleries, Chicago, IL

Gallery Hawaii, Maui, HI

Ocean Galleries, Stone Harbor, NJ

Hanson Galleries, Carmel, CA

Village Gallery, Laguna, CA

Gallery One, Denver, CO

Kenneth Behm Galleries, Seattle, WA

Gallerie di Sorrento, Las Vegas, NV

C. Anthony Gallery, Beaver Creek, CO

Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis, MD

Gemini Gallery, Naples, FL

Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Thornwood Gallery, Houston, TX

State-of-the-Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China

Shaw Gallery, Naples, FL

Classic Art Galleries, Carmel and Palm Desert, CA  

Cosmopolitan Fine Arts, La Jolla, CA

Ocean Galleries, Stone Harbor, NJ

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Stiltz is pictured here with his oldest daughter, Jenny.