Thomas Kegler is an established painter and art instructor from the Western New York area. His traditional oil paintings of landscapes, still life, and figures draw from the Masters' approach to the canvas. From the local familiar hills of Western New York to the majestic mountains of Alaska and Oregon, the act of painting is an opportunity to recall moving personal experiences. Revisiting the processes and techniques of the Old Masters in light of classical and contemporary subjects guides his expression of life's subtleties. Kegler has embraced and is enthused by the re-awakening and appreciation of "Traditional Realism" ("Classical Realism", "Contemporary Realism" ) in the art community. Thomas is active presenting to groups, critiquing and judging shows, and organizing various art related events in New York.