Tom McKinley


b. 1955

Live and Works Oakland, CA

Born in Bay City, Michigan, Tom McKinley was educated in both Europe and the United States. Beginning at the Goddard Collage in Vermont, he continued his education overseas in England at the Falmouth School of Art, the Ravensbourne College of Art, London, and Brighton Polytechnic. Currently, McKinley is living and working in the San Francisco area. Many of Tom McKinley's new paintings depict quiet, still, uninhabited spaces. His paintings, which depict classic mid-century and contemporary homes, display interior and exterior views void of occupants and yet with minimal clues to their existence (much like the pages of luxury real estate listings or architecture design magazines.) McKinley paints in a meticulously photorealist style which further heightens the surreal nature of these images.