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AIR Gallery Announces POPUP of Thomas Diamond’s Art in “Local Color” Scenes of Chicago's North Shore

GLENCOE, ILLINOIS (August 1, 2023) -- AIR Studio + Gallery announces a POPUP show of paintings by longtime North Shore resident and artist, Thomas Peter Diamond, opening Friday, August 11, 5:00-7:00pm running through Saturday, August 12, noon-5:00pm. “Local Color: The North Shore” features paintings depicting popular scenes from Chicago’s North Shore, including the Chicago Botanic Garden, Bahai Temple, Ravinia, Evanston Lighthouse, Skokie Lagoons and much more. AIR Gallery is located 348 Tudor Court, Glencoe, Illinois (across the street from Writers Theatre).

Thomas Peter Diamond is a realistic oil painter with a love for painting large landscapes with big skies, flowers, trees, people and animals. He lives on Chicago’s north shore, and often paints scenes from nearby forest preserves, meadows, and flower gardens. Often his large canvases and subjects immerse the viewer within the scene, the full effect only achievable when standing in person in front of the painting.

Thomas has a deep appreciation for art history, with influences including Durer, Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Ingres, Courbet, Monet, Bierstadt, and many more. Painting and drawing have been a life-long passion for Thomas, with the lofty goal of creating works that will still be appreciated by future generations. He is also a skilled classical pianist.

His business career has also been creative. From 2010 to 2020 founder and CEO of the innovative satellite-imagery data company RS Metrics. Thomas (Tom) invented and pioneered large-scale quantitative analysis of satellite imagery for business and investors, such as measuring car traffic at retail chains like Target and Walmart to predict revenues and stock price. He has been featured on CNBC, CNN, ABC News, WSJ, NYT, FT, Economist, NY Post, The Atlantic, Crain’s, Wired, and more, and even the Showtime series “Billions.”

About AIR Studio + Gallery AIR Studio + Gallery, located at 348 Tudor Court, Glencoe, Illinois, is a nonprofit artist cooperative dedicated to supporting local artists. AIR (Artists-in-Residence) Studio + Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our community of artist members are provided studio space to work, a gallery to display their art, learning and networking opportunities, and emotional support.


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