EDITORS’ NOTE After graduating from the Central Academy of Commercial Art in 1969, Tom Bluemlein went on to study painting with several masters – in particular, John Pike of Woodstock, New York. His career as a Design Consultant and Fine Artist spans 37 years. A native Kentuckian who has spent considerable time in art-rich Santa Fe and New Mexico. Bluemlein is a member of the Oil Painter’s of America. He states “There’s a golden rule of painting: Only paint what interests you. A lot of people have a lot of different interests, but usually, at one time, you’ll be thinking about one particular thing. So I’ll do several paintings of, say, boats on the water – maybe three or four in a row – and then I’ll switch to another subject. I’ll start painting pure landscapes or forest scenes. I really love to paint the streambeds in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains.”, Bluemlein is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Cincinnati Art Club, the Ohio and Kentucky Watercolor Society, and Oil Painters of America.