Thomas Draving's Artist Biography
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 and the Florida Watercolor Society 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 oceans, surrounding array of plants and flowers and the architecture of the Florida beaches have inspired his work as an artist. Most of his paintings are a result of his vivid imagination. His watercolor designs vary in composition and are very colorful.
Thomasís watercolor paintings have been shown in Broward Community College Bailey Hall, Coral Springs City Hall, Pembroke Pines City Hall Glass Gallery, Ann Kolbís 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, and the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center in Hollywood, Florida.
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. He 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.