“Join with me. Support the artist. Support the cause.” – Guy harvey
RumFish Grill is proud to support Guy Harvey’s mission to encourage local marine artists to share their passion with the world through our ‘Local Artist Showcase’ program at RumFish Grill. On a rotating quarterly basis, we will feature various local artists on our gallery wall, which skirts the length of our main dining room. All pieces on display will be for sale and each artist will be spotlighted during a meet & greet event hosted at RumFish Grill.
Mr. Thomas Krause will host a meet & greet for our inaugural Local Artist Showcase event on Monday, August 18th from 5-7 p.m. Join us to get a first look at one of his brand new painting titled “Tarpon” and browse many of his other original marine life based acrylic and oil paintings.
An avid scuba diver and fisherman, Tom combines his love for painting and wildlife to produce stunning pieces capturing the natural beauty found along Florida’s gulf coast. All of his pieces showcased that evening will be available for purchase.
Thomas Krause, one of Florida’s finest marine and wildlife artists, has combined two of his lifelong passions into his work – art and wildlife, and particularly marine life. His love for this area began as a child while fishing with his father in Michigan and Canada. It flourished as he began diving the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean waters. He fishes all the way from the bays of Florida to the streams of Alaska.
Marine life dominates his creativity on canvas. His astounding ability to light his subject material below water with refracted light is breathtaking. Tom’s paintings also encompass the outdoors and other wildlife of North America. He paints such majestic creatures as the endangered Florida panther and the grizzly bear of Alaska. Various other birds and mammals in their natural habitat complement the flow of his brush.
Born in Mt. Clements, Michigan, Tom has been a resident of Florida since 1979. He graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and as a student was featured in the Best of Ringling shows. He has appeared locally in magazines, newspaper articles and has been on regional television.
Tom’s original acrylic and oil paintings, as well as his own limited edition prints have been featured in galleries and regional art festivals, but only in his own immediate area. Tom firmly believes in presenting his subjects in their surrounding environments. To this end, Tom continually travels North America to satisfy his quest for accuracy and subject material. Painting has now become his life’s most important journey.