Tom Linker

Red Canyons Blue River Reflections

18" x 24"

​Oil Pastel and Gouache


​The return to making art for me after a long hiatus has been a rewarding and challenging path. For most of my working career I was a visual merchandiser and window designer. Using my art and design background I created enticing environments. Now I work on my own art. My works are preconceived concepts that are influenced by the world around me and through the process of creating they become an ever-changing thought until they become a statement of their own, which I call Referential Abstraction. Thank you for visiting my website.

​Tom Linker

Native of Colorado

Associates of Arts Degree Northeastern Junior College.Studied under Joseph Hutchinson,  Sterling, Colorado

BFA  Degree University of Denver. Studied under Vance Kirkland, Denver, Colorado

Graduate study at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,New Mexico

Supporting member of the Spark Gallery Denver, Colorado

Represented by Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, Colorado


Spark Gallery Associate Show 2015 Denver, Colorado

Spark Gallery Open Show 2015 Denver, Colorado

Spark Gallery Supporting Members Show 2016 Denver, Colorado

Core Gallery La Grande Petite Show 2014 Denver, Colorado

Core Gallery Black and White Show juried show 2015 Denver, Colorado

Core Gallery Wow Show 2015 Denver, Colorado

​Core Gallery Wow Show 2016 Denver, Colorado

​Core Gallery La Grande Petite Show  2016 Denver, Colorado

Core Gallery Wow Show 2017 Denver, Colorado 

​Core Gallery Wow Show 2018 Denver, Colorado

Spark Gallery

Art work selected for 2016 Supporting Members Exhibition Invitation "Canyons and Mesa"

​Spark Gallery Supporting Members Exhibition 2017, Denver, Colorado

​Pirate Contemporary Art Outsider Show 2017 Lakewood, Colorado

Elmore Contemporary Gallery, Variations: A Group of Five,2017, Santa Fe, NM

​Spark Gallery Supporting Members Exhibition 2018, Denver, Colorado

Solo Show Referential Abstractions, Spark North Gallery, Denver, Colorado 2018

Littleton Museum 2018 Own an Original Art Exhibition, juried show, Littleton, Colorado 

Spark Gallery Supporting Members Exhibition,2019 Denver, Colorado

University  of Denver juried Alumni Show, 2019, Denver, Colorado

Sandra Phillips Gallery " The Nature of Abstraction" 2019 Denver, Colorado

Art work in private collections.

Vance Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts, Denver, Colorado