Photo Credit: Hannah Schroeder


About thomas schroeder

Growing up in a hotbed of waterfowl artists, surrounded by marshes and lakes in rural southern Minnesota, I developed an interest in capturing the beauty of our natural surroundings at an early age.  My training as an architect, has helped me to develop a strong understanding of composition.  I have combined these influences with my personal faith and have come to believe that beauty can be found everywhere.

It is with this foundation, that I search my world looking for stories to tell about how we live now or in past times.  I am attracted to older pieces and parts of this world that may have outlived their usefulness yet still have a story.  I paint the old, the worn out, and the forgotten, things that may not be beautiful to others.  I seek out stories that no one else will tell.



Ohio Watercolor Society Show 2015 – Award of Distinction

Ohio Watercolor Society Show 2016 – OWS Choice Award

Ohio Watercolor Society - Signature Status – 2016

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Show 2015 – Philadelphia Reciprocal Award

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Show 2016 – Juror’s Award and People’s Choice Award

Kentucky Aqueous Show 2015 – Purchase Award - Brown – Forman Award

Kentucky Aqueous Show 2016

Art Comes Alive Show 2016 – Watercolor Artist of the Year

Viewpoint 48 Show 2016

2015 Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show – 2nd Place

2016 Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show – Not eligible for Award

2017 Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) Show