Thomas BUCCI is a Watercolorist with Degrees in Graphic Design and Architecture. He is a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society and an Elected Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club of NY. He is also a member of Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. He has won over 40 awards in National Plein Air & Watercolor Competitions and his work was featured in Plein Air Magazine (Feb/Mar2020) from Streamline Publishing. For the last three years he has exhibited with a group representing the USA at Fabriano In Acquarello, an annual international watercolor exhibition in Italy.
In my earliest memories I was drawing and painting in watercolor. I still have sketchbooks that I filled in elementary school. I strayed from watercolor at some point and pursued graphic design in college. I worked briefly in that field in NYC design studios. Architecture school followed and a professional license as an architect. Through all these life changes, the constant thread was my sketchbooks, and I have filled over 40 of them. Somewhere in the mid 1990’s I rediscovered my love of watercolor after seeing a J M W Turner Exhibition. By 2000 I was starting to do some watercolors again. Around 2015 it became a full time vocation. More than 50% of my painting time these days is spent outdoors and on location painting in the open air. My love for architecture and graphic design frequently figures into my compositions and painting themes.