ABOUT TOM BELLONI
I've been a working artist for almost 50 years, with work shown throughout California, Arizona, Oklahoma, and other arts centers in the U.S. Starting as a representational painter (with surfing and ocean scenes featured throughout the Chart House restaurant chain), I soon began creating the contemporary, sleekly abstract, mixed-media wall sculpture that I've been doing now for most of my career.
Using a proprietary process that I developed based on my early experience working on surfboards in Southern California, I create mixed-media wall sculpture ranging in size from small 24-inch rounds and rectangles to sculpted indoor and outdoor wall pieces as large as 6 by 11 feet.
My Polished Resin work layers carved wooden panels that I coat with color-infused and polished resin with carved burnished metal shapes and interleaved copper wire.
My Textured work layers and stacks acrylic-painted wooden or textured foam panels with metal panels and rods.
Every summer for the past 48 years, I've participated in the Sawdust Arts Festival in Laguna Beach, CA,
where my family and I have lived for many years. Since setting up a separate studio in the Phoenix, AZ area 15 years ago (and for some time prior), I've shown my work in the rigorously-juried, 10-week winter Celebration of Fine Arts and Art Expo tent shows in Scottsdale, AZ. A long-time member of the Sonoran Arts League, I participate in the annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in Cave Creek, AZ every November. From October through April, I show regularly in the juried outdoor Fine Art Festivals put on by Thunderbird Artists and Vermilion Promotions in Carefree, Cave Creek, Litchfield Park, and Scottsdale, AZ. I also participate in well-renowned winter outdoor Art Festivals in Indio and Indian Wells, CA.