Thomas BUCCI is an award-winning watercolorist living in Maine. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and a Masters of Architecture. After briefly working as an architect, he became a full-time painter. He is currently focused on watercolor plein air and studio painting.
He is an Elected Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club of NY. For the last five years he has exhibited with a group representing the USA at Fabriano In Acquarello, an annual international watercolor exhibition in Italy. His work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and the Art Renewal Center publications.
Thomas BUCCI is a watercolorist living in Maine. He has a Degree in Graphic Design and a Masters of Architecture. After 8 years working as an architect, he began working full-time as a painter focusing on plein air work. He is a signature member of several watercolors societies and an elected member of the venerable Salmagundi Club of NY. Some of his selected awards include the Jurors Award of Merit & Best Architectural at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2022, Best Americana Award at Cape Ann Plein Air in 2022, John N Lewis Memorial Award at the Salmagundi Club’s Annual Members Show 2021, Edgar A Whitney Memorial Award of Excellence at the Transparent Watercolor Society of America 2020, Awards at Plein Air Easton in 2018, 19, 20, 21, & 22, and many others. His work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and the Art Renewal Center publications.
I’ve chosen watercolor its ability to quickly suggest form with loose washes and conjure the illusion of detail with crisp brushwork. This approach to watercolor requires me to work quickly. I’m willing to take the risks associated with that to realize its potential.
Sometimes a landscape serves up a ready painting idea and I use it directly. More often ideas come from something less complete; a glimpse of atmospheric effects or sunlight landing on a surface. I paint at every opportunity, putting these ideas down on paper.
There’s a feature article on my work in Feb/Mar 2020 Issue of PleinAir Magazine entitled “The City As Muse.”