I hope everyone is having a safe and prosperous 2014 so far! I am really excited to get back into the swing of things with an acoustic show at Rachel's Roadhouse on Saturday, March 15 for St. Patty's Day. Please check out my Facebook and Twitter accounts for other details - including the upcoming release of my solo album! As always, check out a few recent pieces in the portfolio.
If you would like a custom piece for your home or business, please contact me. We are entering a very busy time of year for me, so if you are looking for something special in time for the holidays, don't delay! See the contact section for details on how to reach me. Thanks for stopping by!
My thanks to Fr. Len and everyone at St. Robert of Newminster Parish in Ada, MI for giving my Artprize 2013 piece a permanenet home in their building. Check out this nice video of the installation of my rendition of the Last Supper called SACRIFICE.
I am truly excited to again be participating in ARTPRIZE. The piece I will be showing this year is my own rendition of the Last Supper which I am calling SACRIFICE. I am honored to be showing / working in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum this year. If you attend Artprize, please stop by and say hello! Artprize runs from September 18 through October 7 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Check out this spiderman mural I recently completed! This was a different sort of project for me, and I had a really good time doing it. The portfolio section has a few photos of the mural in progress, as well as the final product. This was completed in August (2013) for Bronder Technical Services. My heartfelt thanks to them for the opportunity!
My solo album is in the finishing stages. The production has been a very lengthy process, but I am very proud of the way the material sounds. So many wonderful musicians provided their talents to the project, and I am excited to share it with the world. Please check back here for updates!
It's been a lot of fun playing a couple shows with my old band Mind's I this year - both on the Plaza stage in Butler, as well as the closing night for the Pyrotechnics Guild International's Boom and a Blast show at Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock.In case you missed it, the Mind's I site has been overhauled this year - so check it out!
Tom Panei is an artist who is a life-long resident of Butler, PA. His work is ubiquitous in his hometown; appearing on official City signage, adorning walls of several local restaurants and other businesses, and even in Pullman Park, home of the Butler Blue Sox. Numerous pieces created by Tom are held in private collections throughout the United States (including Hawaii), Canada, Italy, and Germany.
While known primarily for his large pastel-on-wood creations, Tom experiments with many materials and techniques. His annual Holiday Art Sale has grown into a major event showcasing Tom's mixed media creations, drawings, and many other works.
Although most of his work is done in the solitude of a tiny servant's quarters building on the property behind his home, Tom enjoys the many opportunities he has to leave the studio and work with aspiring artists. Tom has provided instruction for:
A firm believer in giving back to the community, Tom has donated to numerous charities:
Tom owned and operated his own galleries in both downtown Butler (2005-2007) as well as nearby Slippery Rock, PA (2007). Several pieces are currently on display at From The Hand Gallery in downtown Butler.
Tom is also a veteran singer and songwriter. With his band Mind's I, Tom has produced five albums of original material since the mid 1990's. Tom frequently performs solo acoustic shows, which are promoted through the Mind's I web site and Tom's Facebook page. The music of Mind's I can be purchased through CDBABY.COM, iTunes, Amazon.com, and other places.
I am able to produce custom pieces of virtually any size imaginable for private clients or businesses. I enjoy working with clients to develop artwork that both reflects their tastes and interests, and enhances the space in which it resides. If you would like a quote for a custom piece, please contact me.
Over the past year I have been repairing and refurbishing sculptures and statues. I have a few photos of pieces I've repaired in the portfolio secion of the site. If you would like a quote on this type of work, please contact me.
Since 2005, I have been providing instruction in the myriad of techniques I employ in my work. If you would be interested in private art lessons, please contact me.
If you want to send me a message, you can use this form:
619 N. McKean St.
724 355 1926