Phone – 954-989-5962
Thomas Draving's Artist Exhibitions
Hollywood Arts Park Visual Arts Pavilion Presents "Florida Journey” 32 paintings December 19 2009 Through February 27, 2010
Hollywood City Hall May 1 to August 1, 2008 12 Paintings
Comfort Zone Studio & Spa April 15 to May 15, 2008 2 New Paintings on Display Hollywood, Florida 33020
Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center February 1 - May 1, 2008 Hollywood, Florida 33020
20th Anniversary Las Olas Art Fair October 6 & 7, 2007 Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Florida Yacht Interior Designs. Starting May 15, 2007 Dania Florida
Broward County Stirling Road Library - A collection of 24 original paintings on display!
Florida Bank & Artserve - Arts & Living
Destination Landscapes Competition.
“Beachside" chosen for the magazine cover of the April 2007 issue of Natural Awakenings magazine
The Rotary Club of
Casselberry, Florida selected "
Paintings were selected by Island Girl Imports sales website. 6-2006.
Hollywood City Hall Hollywood, FL, 80th invitational art display "Nocturnal Exuberance" November through January 2006.
Comfort Zone Studio
Member of the
Board of Directors
for Bea's Fund -
The City of
Established a company structure called “Dimensions in Watercolor” for sale of paintings on the internet and other marketing venues
for sale in Wyland Signature Galleries in
in BCCC Bailey Music Hall, Hollywood Library, Coral Springs Schacknow
Museum, Nova Southeastern University, Florida International University,
Pembroke Pines City Hall Glass Gallery, The Schacknow
Museum of Fine Arts, Ft. Lauderdale Library, Anne Kolb Nature Center, The
Museum of Natural History in Hollywood, Florida and Disney/SBA National
Entrepreneur Center in Orlando, Florida, Wyland
Signature Galleries, Hollywood Station Project, Comfort Zone Studio and Spa,
City of Hallandale Recreation Center, City of Hollywood, Florida City
Hall, and the
Hollywood Library Show – Displayed a series of 32 pieces of artwork entitled “Dimensions in Watercolor” for the months of January 2002 & June 2002.
Honorable Mention for “
Hollywood Art Guild Judges Recognition Award for “Boxcars to the Keys”
Gold Coast Watercolor Society Honorable Mention Award for “Pinky” the Flamingo
Gold Coast Watercolor Society Membership 1984-2002 Hospitality Committee 1994-1998 Building Manager 1995-1999
Bachelor of Science – Nova Southeastern University - Management Degree
I have attended ten, five day art seminars taught by nationally acclaimed artists.
I have attended a
10 day seminar in 2004 in
I have attended 100, one night demonstrations given by nationally acclaimed and local artists
Spring Garden College – Obtained a 4 year Mechanical Drawing design Degree and Electrical and Electronic education.
Highly adept in computer generated photograph publishing and digital photo processing
Experienced Electro-Mechanical Designer and Draftsman
Thomas Draving is a watercolor artist, painting and selling watercolors in South Florida. His paintings are shown all over South Florida. He enjoys the beaches, the ocean, boating, wildlife and nature.
Thomas Draving was born in Pennsylvania. He studied mechanical design at Spring Garden College in Philadelphia. Thomas was a singer and songwriter in his 20's. While in his 30's he attended the Stone Harbor School of Art in New Jersey. After moving to Florida in 1983 he joined the Gold Coast Watercolor Society for watercolor artists where he continued to study as a watercolor artist. His artwork is shown in fine art galleries throughout South Florida. His Florida paintings are watercolors full of color and design. He enjoys the beaches, seashore, boatyards, the local wildlife and art landscapes. The colors of the ocean, surrounding array of plants and flowers and the architecture at the Florida beaches have inspired his work as an artist. Most of his paintings are a result of his vivid imagination. His watercolors designs vary in composition and very colorful.
watercolor paintings have been shown in Broward Community College Bailey
Hall, Coral Springs City Hall, Pembroke Pines City Hall Glass Gallery, Ann
Thomas Draving is a resident of Hollywood, Florida, he is a graduate of AEI - The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. He has won numerous awards for his paintings including an honorable mention from Gold Coast Watercolor Society, 2nd place in the Hollywood Crossings pre-building Condo Contest and 1st place in the Artserve Great Florida Bank Florida Landscapes competition. Beachside was chosen for the magazine cover of the April 2007 issue of the Natural Awakenings magazine. The Rotary Club of Cassselbury, Florida selected "Sherbet Bay" for the 2007 calendar cover and the the month of June. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University, and is an elected member of the Art Selection Committee for the City of Hollywood in Florida.