Thomas Draving's Artist Resume            

 Phone – 954-989-5962 

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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!

*     Great Florida Bank & Artserve - Arts & Living Destination Landscapes Competition. First Place! March through May of 2007.

*     “Beachside" chosen for the magazine cover of the April 2007 issue of Natural Awakenings magazine

*     The Rotary Club of Casselberry, Florida selected "Sherbet Bay" for the 2007 calendar cover and the month of June. 

*     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 and Spa  228 Harrison St Hollywood, FL "Downtown Hollywood Artwalk"  September and October  2005

*     Hollywood Art Walk - Regent Park Condominiums  1900 Van Buren St. Hollywood, FL Third Saturday of every month - June 2005 - September 2005

       *      Westlake Park /Anne Kolb Nature Art Showing Center. August 1, 2005 through August 31, 2005

*      Member of the Florida Artist Registry 2005 - 2007

*     Hollywood Station Project Second Place Winner for "Nocturnal Exuberance". Now Showing at Dixie Highway and Hollywood Boulevard 2004 - 2007

*     Board of Directors for Bea's Fund - Joe Dimaggios Children Hospital - Las Olas Rocks 2004

*     The City of Pembroke Pines Art and Culture Advisory Board Artwork Exhibition in the city's "Glass Gallery" 2004

*     Established a company structure called “Dimensions in Watercolor” for sale of paintings on the internet and other marketing venues

*     Displayed paintings for sale in Wyland Signature Galleries in Key West, Florida. 2003-2005

*     Paintings exhibited 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 Great Florida Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

*       Hollywood Library Show – Displayed a series of 32 pieces of artwork entitled “Dimensions in Watercolor” for the months of January 2002 & June 2002.

*       Hollywood Art Guilds Judge's Recognition  Award for "The Swimmer"  2004

*       Hollywood Art Guilds Third Place Award for “Two Flamingoes” 2002

*       Hollywood Art Honorable Mention for “ Open Seas

*       Hollywood Art Guild Judges Recognition  Award for “Boxcars to the Keys”

*       Gold Coast Watercolor Society Honorable Mention Award for “Pinky” the Flamingo

Member Organizations

*       Florida Watercolor Society Membership 1984-2007

*        Hollywood Art Guild Membership 1999-2007 Art Committee 2003-2007 Newsletter Editor 2003-2007

*       City of Hollywood Art Selection Committee 2003-2012

*       Gold Coast Watercolor Society Membership 1984-2002    Hospitality Committee 1994-1998                            Building Manager 1995-1999

Education

*       Bachelor of  Science – Nova Southeastern University - Management Degree

*       Stone Harbor School of Art – 4 summers of Art Design and Watercolor Painting

*       I have attended ten, five day art seminars taught by nationally acclaimed artists.

*        I have attended a 10 day seminar in 2004 in Taos New Mexico taught by 5 internationally acclaimed                                                                                                     artists.

*       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.

 Other Experience

*      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.

Thomas’s watercolor paintings have been shown in Broward Community College Bailey Hall, Coral Springs City Hall, Pembroke Pines City Hall Glass Gallery, Ann Kolb’s Nature Center, Hollywood Library, Hollywood City Hall, Florida International University, Parker Playhouse, Disney/SBA National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando, Wyland Galleries in Key West, Florida, Broward County Library in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the Great Florida Bank in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Florida Yacht Interiors in Dania Beach, the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center and is currently showing 32 paintings in the Hollywood Arts Park Visual Arts Park Pavilion in Hollywood, FL.

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.