About Tom Newsom

I graduated from Art Center College Of Design in 1971, with a BFA in Illustration and have been an illustrator ever since. I have done work for most of the children’s book publishing houses in New York, as well as for numerous producers of greeting cards and puzzles, and for national companies such as Celestial Seasonings, Hamilton Collections, Fisher Price, National Geographic, and Smithsonian, among others. In addition, I was commissioned by NASA to witness a Space Shuttle launch at Cape Kennedy and to produce several pieces of art for their Manned Space Flight Art Collection, which is now in the Smithsonian.

In recent years Christmas themes have become a large portion of my commissions, often featuring Santa Claus. My images of St. Nick can be seen on puzzles, gift bags, textiles, food packaging, and Holiday tins.

I have had my work in various galleries, mostly in Colorado, generally featuring landscapes or original illustrations. In recent years, I have participated in plein air events.

My wife and I, also an award winning artist, live and work in Evergreen, Colorado.