Thomas Spande has been an exhibiting artist in the Rappahannock County region since the 1980's. His work is imbued with a sense of the poetic metaphor and with a sense of abstraction, allowing his art, though traditional in technique, to retain relevance in the sphere of contemporary concerns. His studio next to the National Park near Sperryville is close to many Piedmont views often informing the subject matter of his watercolors, drawings, and paintings. Whether working from memory or imagination, or from photographs or en plein air on travels, the inner meaning of a place or subject is central to him.

Thomas Spande