Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Tom Schaller is now based in Los Angeles, California where he devotes himself full-time to artwork in the watercolor medium.
He has long been considered one of the foremost architectural artists in the world. In the field, he has won every major award for his artwork – including being a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books ; the best-selling, and AIA award of merit winner, Architecture in Watercolor, and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He is increasingly in demand internationally to conduct his watercolor workshop series, “The Architecture of Light” filmed in 2015 as a series of videos and DVDs by Artist Network TV : It is also the working title of his next book currently in progress.
Recently, his artwork has been recognized in the upcoming Splash 13, 14,15, 17 and Splash Retrospective Books by North Light Books (Aug. 2012,13,14), a feature article and the cover art for “International Artist” magazine (Oct./Nov. 2011), a feature article (Dec. 2015) and the cover art (April 2012) for “Watercolor Artist” magazine ; a feature article in “Southwest Art” magazine (Aug. 2012); feature article and cover image “Decor Magazine”: Norway; feature article and interview (Feb. 2012 and Dec 2015) for “Creative Catalyst Productions,” a feature article in “American Artist” magazine (April 2010); a finalist in “The Artist’s Magazine” 28th Annual Art Competition Issue (Dec. 2011); a winner in “Southwest Art” Magazine’s Artistic Excellence Competition (Dec 2011). His work has been showcased several times in “American Art Collector” magazine; most recently, a feature Feb 2012. He won Honorable Mention in the 2012-13 and 4th place (2015) in Watermedia Showcase Competition by Watercolor Artist Magazine ;a feature article in Holland’s “Palet” magazine (Sept.2011), France’s “The Art of Watercolour”and “Practique des Arts” magazines, and is the featured artwork on the cover of “Watercolor Artist” magazine’s “One’s to Watch” issue (Dec. 2010). His work is represented by the RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg; Total Arts Gallery, Taos.