A Springfield, Ohio native, Thomas Harwood is a highly respected Ohio painter. Mr. Harwood graduated with a degree in fine arts from Ohio University in 1968, where he majored in painting, printmaking and art history.
Mr. Harwood taught art in the Springfield Local School District and was a summer art instructor at Wittenberg University and the Springfield Art Center. In 1972 he joined his father at Springprint Paper Products and became a part of a four-generation printing tradition. In 1985 he became its President.
As a painter, Mr. Harwood is well-traveled and paints the American scene. Great old barns, moss-coated bridges, open fence gates shadowed by overhanging oaks, deserted school buildings, churches bright with hope, sycamores towering above a fast-running brook are all subjects that are viewed by his keen eye and painted with his sure hand.
Mr. Harwood's paintings and prints may be found in private collections from Hawaii to Portland, Maine.