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Tom Zizzo

  • 302 Dawn Ct, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement


Currently, my works are both abstract and representational. Color always takes center stage in my paintings, and the natural world is an important source of inspiration.


I started painting many decades ago, but the demands of business and family kept my brush quiet. Recent studies with Chester Arnold and others have reignited my passion, and I am able to spend many hours with paint and canvas.


My early formal education and training as a microbiologist helped develop a fine visual discrimination know-how. In later years my printing and graphic arts company tuned my eyes to design and color relationships. I have found this unique set of skills invaluable in developing my fine arts process.



Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, Digital Art, Photography, Mixed Media

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions


O’Hanlon Center For the Arts, 2022 “Geometry of Color”

Smith Ranch Homes Gallery, 2022 “Moments of Transition”

Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2022 “Passing Seasons”



Marin Open Studios, 2024, 2023, 2022

The Belvedere Tiburon Library Art Gallery, 2024, “Colors in Art”

Falkirk Cultural Center, 2024, “A Gathering of Color”

O’Hanlon Center For the Arts, JURIED SHOWS: 2024 Dualities, 2023 Call and Response, 2023 Working Together, 2023 Art and Ecology, 2022 Wabi Sabi, 2022 Red, 2022 Strictly Abstract, 2022 Monochromatic,  2021 Local Inspiration, 2021 A Moment of Reflection, 2020 Winter White, 2019 Fresh from the Studio

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 2023 “Altered Worlds”

Moonstruck Fine Jewelry, 2023, “Nature’s Dream”

Ruby Livingdesign, 2022 “Flora and Fauna II”

Gualala Arts Center: Art in the Redwoods, 2022, 2020, 2019






Judges Award, Art in the Redwoods – Gualala Arts, August 2021, “Woman With Tie and Cigarette”


Marin Magazine, November 2022. “Out & About – Spotlight”

Marin Independent Journal, December 30, 2021. See front of Lifestyles section: “How to see Marin art in person and online.”



University of California, Berkeley, B.S. Conservation of Natural Resources


Workshops with Andrew Faulkner – ICB, Gordon Studer – ICB, Bernard Healey – Marin MOCA, College of Marin, Art classes with Chester Arnold and others


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