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Tom Kostes
Burnsville, NC

About the Artist

What Tom does and why….

Tom’s is a passion for creating "Images"; from the “outer and inner” worlds of the mind, heart and soul that will fulfill the need of people to decorate their homes and walls.

Images can tell a story, create a mood, or stir up feelings. 

Tom’s images, start in camera, and are then massaged as much or as little, as he deems necessary to arrive at a place where they express his vision, and are worthy of sharing with others.

Tom has a fine arts background, so he tends to think of his camera as his paintbrush and leans to the fine arts side of photography. …

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About the Artist

What Tom does and why….

Tom’s is a passion for creating "Images"; from the “outer and inner” worlds of the mind, heart and soul that will fulfill the need of people to decorate their homes and walls.

Images can tell a story, create a mood, or stir up feelings. 

Tom’s images, start in camera, and are then massaged as much or as little, as he deems necessary to arrive at a place where they express his vision, and are worthy of sharing with others.

Tom has a fine arts background, so he tends to think of his camera as his paintbrush and leans to the fine arts side of photography. He once considered himself a landscape photographer, but in truth, he will capture anything, and anyone that tugs on his heart strings.

While the technical aspects of photography are very important, what concerns Tom more is the results; however, you get there. Does the image move the viewer in some fundamental way that makes them want to explore it more deeply?

Tom strives to get the very best image possible in the camera, then goes on to create a representation that expresses, most fully, the feelings, as well as, the sense and mood of a place, when the shutter was pressed.



Tom’s wish is to create images that will enrich your life and environment. Images that were created to express his personal vision, but always keeping the viewer in mind.

Tom has been shown in galleries and exhibitions from Hawaii to Maine, over many years.

Artist’s Work

Space needle 4
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Space Needle

By Tom Kostes

Yellow leaves in the forest
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Yellow Leaves In The Forest

By Tom Kostes

Poppies wdaisies crows
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Poppies w/Daisies & Crows

By Tom Kostes

Berries and leaves
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Berries and Leaves

By Tom Kostes

Gerberas 2
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Gerberas

By Tom Kostes

Sunflowers with blue vase
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Sunflowers With Blue Vase

By Tom Kostes

A rose is a rose
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A Rose is A Rose

By Tom Kostes

Oncoba spinosa
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Oncoba Spinosa

By Tom Kostes

White camellia
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White Camellia

By Tom Kostes

Purple orchards
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Purple Orchards

By Tom Kostes

Purple daisies
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Purple Daisies

By Tom Kostes

Red face orchid
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Red Face Orchid

By Tom Kostes

Mountain laurel maine
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Mountain Laurel_Maine

By Tom Kostes

Tulip tree flower
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Tulip Tree Flower

By Tom Kostes

Hydrangia
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Hydrangia

By Tom Kostes

Wild tigers
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Wild Tigers

By Tom Kostes

Tulip fields
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Tulip Fields

By Tom Kostes

Where the river meets the sea
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Where the River Meets The Sea

By Tom Kostes

Sunrise penobscot bay
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Sunrise Penobscot Bay

By Tom Kostes

Autumn in appleton maine
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Autumn In Appleton Maine

By Tom Kostes

October in maine
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October In Maine

By Tom Kostes

Ice bound harbor
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Ice Bound Harbor

By Tom Kostes

Valentines day snow
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Valentines Day Snow

By Tom Kostes

Sun breaking through
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Sun Breaking Through

By Tom Kostes

Early morning along the columbia
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Early Morning Along the Columbia

By Tom Kostes

One crow in a pine
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One Crow in a Pine

By Tom Kostes

Ridge on steens mt
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Ridge On Steens Mt.

By Tom Kostes

Blue haystack
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Blue Haystack

By Tom Kostes

Vista house above the gorge
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Vista House Above The Gorge

By Tom Kostes

Covered bridge yachats
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Covered Bridge, Yachats

By Tom Kostes

Boat upon the ocean
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Boat Upon the Ocean

By Tom Kostes

The red lobster boat
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The Red Lobster Boat

By Tom Kostes

Old dory stonington maine
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Old Dory_Stonington Maine

By Tom Kostes

View from vesper hill chapel
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View From Vesper Hill Chapel

By Tom Kostes

Supermoon penobscot bay
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Supermoon_Penobscot Bay

By Tom Kostes

Island sunset
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Island Sunset

By Tom Kostes

Windswept
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Windswept

By Tom Kostes

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Featured Article
    2019
  • Landscape Photographer Magazine
    2018-2020

Education

  • Silvermine School Of The Arts,
    NewCanaan, CT,1975 
  • Self Educated over many years.,