Thom Glace About
College: University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
BA in Journalism 1974
Married: Mary Minter Glace in 1983
Major Artistic Influences: J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Archibald Thorburn- Scottish watercolorist of the early 1900__™s. Phil Bean, a New Hampshire artist, featured in many shows and magazines, was Thom__™s Mentor.
While Thom Glace is a native Central Pennsylvanian, his background is more diverse, having lived all over the world before settling back in Central Pennsylvania. His specialty is Impressionistic miniature landscapes.
After graduating from UNC-CH, Thom Glace worked at the Greensboro Daily News in Greensboro, NC, and then opened an advertising agency, handling accounts from PGA Golf Tournaments to Furniture Manufacturing companies.
He and his wife, Mary moved to St. Croix USVI in 1983. Active in scuba diving and sailing, Thom ran an advertising agency, taught at the University of the Virgin Island and wrote local television shows.
In 1989, Thom joined AMP. His first assignment was in New Hampshire, where Thom__™s love of painting started to flourish. Thom became active in the local art associations, showing regularly in all the local shows from 1990 until moving back to PA in 1995. He was a featured artist in 3 different shows, including a two man showing.
In the mid 1990__™s Thom and his wife moved back to Harrisburg, where he became an international product marketing manager for Amp. With this assignment, Thom traveled extensively throughout the world, including India, Asia and Europe. Much of his influence, especially subject matter comes from this period. The next assignment was in The Netherlands, where the European watercolorists were of great influence. They moved back to Camp Hill in 2000.
In February of 2006, Thom had a massive heart attack that through a miracle was not fatal. Thom had to retire from work at 54 years. While unable to handle work, he has rekindled his love of painting, and found purpose with his watercolors.
His work is shown at Arts at 510 Gallery in Harrisburg, The Village Artisans Gallery in Boiling Springs, Smith Custom Framing and Fine Art in New Cumberland and Leaf of Eve in Enola and Carlisle. He has a large selection of Giclee Prints and note cards, besides the originals.
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