Tom B. Burgher II

Tom Burgher, is a very talented fine art photographer. A resident of Santa Barbara, California, Tom is a life-long, fine art photographer who, with his wife, also owns and operates the Seaside Gallery of Fine Art in Pismo Beach, California.  The Gallery has featured Fine Art Photography from the beginning. Tom is also a juried member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, the Malibu Art Association, and a member of the San Luis Obispo Council of Arts (ARTSOBISPO).

Tom has refined his compositional instincts from seminars with professional photographers Bob Krist and George Lepp as well as learned the craft of composition and color from the professional artists he represents at Seaside Gallery. His focus is mainly drawn to viewscape subjects – land, sea and sky.  It is his choice of the local, California Central Coast landscape and seascape subjects that inspires a spiritual tranquility that makes his images function as healthy art.


Artist/Photographer Tom Burgher produces exceptionally creative images of high quality and he is very excited and enthused to present his latest work “A Twist View” in which he set out to develop photographs that would not be immediately recognized as traditional photography. He is also working on his new series "Bottled Light" which will be introduced during the 2014 ARTSOBISPO Open Studios Art Tour. His images are printed on archival quality paper with pigment inks meant to resist fading for more than 90 years if not exposed to direct sunlight and displayed behind glass. Alternatively, his “painterly style” of landscape photography looks its best when these images are printed on canvas, UV varnished, and stretched for framing (as above) just like a painting or gicleé.


 2005 Seaside Gallery, Pismo Beach, CA
Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA

2005 Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA

2007 Malibu Art Association Exhibitions at Bank of America, Malibu & Point Dume, CA

2009 Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA
Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA

2011 Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA
Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA

2013 Open Studios Art Tour, ARTSOBISPO, San Luis Obispo, CA


Ellicott City Art Show, 1st Place, Photography, Ellicott City, MD

Finalist, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 33rd Annual Contest (2013)   

City of Goleta Recognition for Arbor Day Photograph (2014)