Tom Stine was born in Catawba County
in the foothills of north western North
Carolina. After finishing two years of college
he worked for the Southern Railway company
for 22 years. Prior to that he developed his
artistic talent by self teaching and some
tutoring. After winning many awards ,some
including best of show and first place, Stine
opened an art and frame gallery to show and
sell his realistic watercolors and acrylics.
His rural mountain scenes are in many
private homes and corporate buildings in the
U.S.A. and many foreign countries.
Some of his commisions and works are found in the N.C. Collection Library at Chapel Hill, the Norfolk & Southern Railway company, Corning Corporation,
the president of Southern Railway, the N.C, Archaeological Society and Don Shula of the Miami Dolfins. He was at one time represented by the
Ariel Gallery in Soho, N.Y. As a Christian, Tom is using his God given talent as a witnessing tool to spread the gospel of Christ. He is a member of
Tri-City Baptist, Conover, N.C. He is a former President of the Hickory Landmarks Society and Board of Directors of the North Carolina Archaeological Society.
His recent photography awards: Second place in the Catawba Valley Camera Club 2007. A photo accepted in his category with the Appalachian
Mountain photography competition 2008. The photo was one of 46 accepted out of 860 world wide, winning an award.
He was invited to a White House reception in 2008 to view a Christmas ornament he painted that hung on the 20ft White House Christmas tree.
He recently had a photograph one of sixty selected out of 2,500 world wide for final judging by PCPhoto contest in Feb. 2009. Also recently had his
photograph "First Snow" picked in the finelist appalahcian photo contest 2009, 46 out of 950 world wide.
November 2009 , His photo is on Tamron's web and pagebook site
for being selected one of 18 favorite photos out of appx 7,000 entries
for their Americana photo contest.