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.

Stine's Gallery
Art by Tom Stine

Phone: (828) 326-8772,  Email:, 1923 36Th Ave. N.E. Hickory, N.C. 28601
   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 Refuge Fellowshjip, 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.
In May of 2019 I won First Place and Third place award in the Full Circle Art Contest. Blue Bucket and Fog lake were  the titles.