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Public Art Project

Waukesha, WI


You may be familar with the 2012 Guitartown project.

I painted this giant guitar featuring Les and his friends.

The guitar spent 3 years as public art on the streets of Waukesha, WI USA.

It was proudly displayed again in front of the Waukesha Freeman Newspaper building, 801 N. Barstow Street, Waukesha, WI 53187.

It now is in the hands of it’s sponsor.


NOW   GuitarTown II


I am honored to have been chosen as one of the local artists

to get a playable Les Paul Guitar to paint.

Thank you to everybody who believes in me!

The new project is called…
“Rock’n & Roll’n”

Here is my proposed design…Honoring Les Paul & Harley Davidson during their 110th anniversary

The beginning…

Preparing the surface of the new “Canvas”



Well under way…

What could be more fun than a Les Paul Les Paul?!?

What if?

Drying before the Metal leaf can be applied.


The adding of Palladium Metal Leaf

Front page of the local paper 3/29/2013

Finished, and ready to go to back to Gibson for the playable hardware!

 GT 18

The Finished Guitar on Display at the Guitartown Gala Event.

GT 19

The END!



Visit here for full information & photos of the 2012 Giant guitar

Pre-ride interview with Henry Rosoff of Fox 6 News

This photo is available as a limited edition giclee print sized at 12″ x 18″.

Edition of only 75 for $199 each.

Contact me direct to purchase

…life is short, make fun of it!

I’d like to thank all the people that helped make this project a reality!

And just recently, this Fox 6 News broadcast featured a

behind the scenes look at the guitar painting! Its cool!

Here is a totally cool video

of the Harley/Guitar delivery on May 15th

Here’s a 5/16/2012 Waukesha Freeman front page photo

Here’s a great personal interview that tells it all!

With luck, this Guitar Painting Time Lapse link will work.

Its cool!!!!

View the Feb 28th Waukesha Freeman Newspaper article

for the “Artists Anounced”.

View the 4/15 Milwaukee Journal/Sentinal Newspaper article

for a GuitarTown update.

View the 4/20 Waukesha Freeman Newspaper article

“Gigantic Gibsons get gussied up”.

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I’ll be adding photos of the progress!!

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And…check out the photos at “Art Around the World” which are framed print pics

that people have sent to me…it’s an on-going project.

One comment

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    July 10, 2013 2:45 amPosted 7 years ago
    Sheila Clark

    Tom all ur paintings r so awesome and some alive love ur new website and U r very Hansome !!!!


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