Tom Giesler

Tom Giesler is a self-taught painter whose keen eye reveals his first career as a patent illustrator. While illustrating products for medical and high-tech companies in Silicon Valley he began teaching himself to paint using acrylics. Tom’s early paintings focused on imagined organic machines, expressively rendered on a large scale. He showed these large fantastical paintings in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the late 90s and 00s.

After completing three major series—“Mechanicals,” “Organicals,” and “Anatomicals,” Tom wrote and illustrated Unventional, the humorous book of patent drawings that resist conformity and expectation. Overflowing with hundreds of detailed, sidesplitting and deadpan illustrations, the book quickly received accolades and recognition from celebrities like Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine) and Adam Savage (Mythbusters).

Most recently, Giesler’s sensitivity to texture and light have found form in oil paintings. Tom’s small but striking still lives and “floral arrangements” have evolved over the past five years inspired by the bounty of the kitchen. His work has been exhibited widely, and is held in public and private collections internationally.

He lives and works in Berkeley, California, with his wife, two children and a cat.

Floral 39: persimmon lemon lime (2020)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Floral 29: candy for Susan (2020)

Oil on panel

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Floral 36: anchovy lemon (2020)

Oil on panel

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Floral 40: bread vases (2020)

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$450

Floral 38: peppermint fish (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 37: wheat white (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 41: anchovy lemon wedge (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 35: wheat and white (2020)

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$450

Floral 18: scallion (2020)

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$450

Floral 5: asparagus spear (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 29: candy for Susan (2020)

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Floral 13: bread arrangement (2020)

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Floral 11: bread arrangement (2020)

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Floral 9: bread arrangement (2020)

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Floral 8: cigarette bloom (2020)

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Floral 10: pair of asparagus (2020)

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Floral 6: sliced lemon (2020)

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Floral 28: Geno’s big white blossum (Wonder Bread) (2020)

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Floral 21: a lemon for Mariska (2020)

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Floral 16: wheat white bread arrangement (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 15: bread arrangement (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 19: daisy #2 (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 3: yard weeds (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 4: thawed anchovy (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 7: bread blossum (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 17: daisy (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 25: daisy #3 (2020)

Oil on pa

$450

Floral 1: green bean asparagus (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 2: frozen fish otter pop vegetable (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 20: lime with label (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 22: tomato from the neighbor (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 31: two scoops of ice cream (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 30: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Floral 33: anchovy lime (2020)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Health Study 19: skinny roll tp vs. fat roll pt (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 21: warm soapy water with oranges (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 22: the good the bad (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 17: toiletpaper and roll (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 16: supplies (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 23: quarantine groceries (2020)

Oil on canvas

$450

Still life with two sauces (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Heath Study 39: bleach (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 37: orange bleach (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 30: tp huddle (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 12: firecracker fingerling potato (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 6: prosciutto xanax (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 38: butter box butts (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Health Study 4: band-aids (2020)

Oil on panel

$450

Study of Partners: top-shelf-right-door-fridge #1 (2019)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Gathered in the cold: dreamsicle popsicle otterpop fudgesicle (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Open container: paper, paper and glass (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Study of Slices #4 (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Study of Slices #6 (wheat meets white) (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Cubed: beef and jello (2019)

Oil on panel

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Study of Slices #3 (2019)

Oil on panel

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Fat stacks: beef and butter (2019)

Oil on panel

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Study of slices #5 (wheat meets white) (2019)

Oil on panel

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A pack of franks (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Peanut butter onion butter jelly: peanutbutter, onion in jar, salted butter, strawberry jam (2019)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Freezer Pops: otter and anchovies (2019)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Smoke and Flamin’ #1: cigarettes and flamin’ hot cheetos (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Smoked #2: smoked sardines and cigarettes (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Small Summer #1: little butter stick, tiny slice of baby watermelon, mini pile of blueberries, short corn, cherry on top (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Quarter Sliced: seeded and seedless (2019)

Oil on panel

$450

Short Fat Tall Fat #1: bacon fat and butter (2019)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Study of partners: middle shelf fridge #1 (2019)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Study of a crowd #1: top-shelf-fridge (2019)

Oil on panel

SOLD

Study of partners: top shelf fridge #2 (2019)

Oil on panel

SOLD