About Me

Welcome. I started painting after my wife Lisa gifted me a painting class for Christmas in 2010. It was the best and longest lasting gift I have ever received! My first class I escaped into 2 1/2 hours of mind quiet focus working with the scene projected on the wall and the canvas in front of me. 2 1/2 hours later I heard people moving around and realized the class was getting ready to wrap up and everyone was cleaning up. I realized right than that I might not ever be good but that I could enjoy the process. Prior to that I had spent 35 plus years as a swimming coach, both USAS swimming and YMCA, which brought its own highs dealing with a lot of great kids over the years and trying to help them reach their goals

Thanks for checking in, TJ Contact me at: TJListon2@gmail.com or call me at 434-444-1256

I recently undertook a large piece for an above couch position in a living room, 40×60″ What A View. I have a scale drawing that I hung on the wall for size and angle adjustments, two screens- 1 a PC for full image and an Ipad to zoom in for details. My wife, Lisa took a picture of me working on the canvas to help show the scale. And a funny thing I learned along the way is that a big canvas will hurt my knees from pushing off from side to side!