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About the Artist

Tom Kunke grew up in Dallas, Oregon. While studying education at Oregon State University, Kunke took a course entitled "Art for Elementary Teachers” which piqued his interest in painting. Labeled a primitive by his art professor, his work stood out. After earning his Master’s in Health Education from OSU, Kunke spent over two decades teaching at the college level. During that time, Tom’s passion for painting and art evolved. Now an accomplished self-taught artist, Kunke has exhibited his work in galleries throughout the Willamette Valley. He is a regular exhibiting artist at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon. Arrangements to visit his home studio can be made by calling 971-409-7686.