PAINTING SAMPLES, VIDEO AND BIO
Born in the quiet, little New England town of Cambridge, Vermont. TJ Cunningham was home schooled, which meant that very few things distracted him from his extra-curricular, creative pursuits. Throughout his teen years, his creative spark intensified into an artistic passion leading to his decision to study art after high school. He graduated in art from Pensacola Christian College. His portfolio is comprised of many portraits, still-lifes, and landscapes. His primary goal is to capture the essence and feeling of his subject matter whatever it may be. He wants you, the viewer, to feel what he felt when he was first inspired to paint the picture.
His recent awards include 1st place in the landscape category of the Portrait Society of America. Members Only competition for his painting "Old and New". (http://www.portraitsociety.org/members-only-competition). Before that he won the Award of Exceptional Merit in 2013 and 5th place in 2014 from the PSOA.
In 2014 the national art periodical Southwest Art named him one of the America's emerging artists in their “21 Under 31” article.
His work is represented by the Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont and Haynes Galleries in Nashville, Tennessee and Thomaston, Maine.
He was on the Faculty of the Portrait Society of America for the last 2 years.