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About Tom Scherschel

I am a self-taught painter and lover of all things southern Californian.  As a recently retired elementary school teacher, I am in the process of reinventing myself yet again.  My artwork is literally and figuratively mirroring my life.  I'm exploring new avenues and taking chances in ways that I haven't previously done.  If a new piece isn’t working, I completely paint it out or scratch parts away, continually adding different textures, colors, and layers.  My work continues to evolve and represent my humanist philosophy of life.


My paintings can be viewed at The Hellada Art Center in Long Beach, California (

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