My name is Tom L. Thomas, and I am the owner and founder of Spotwood Studio / Nautic-Art.
Since I started building
models as a business, I have completed replicas of buildings, sailboats
and motor yachts, as well as half hull models, for a wide range of clients,
both private and commercial. My hand made boat replicas have been commissioned
as executive gifts, wedding gifts, anniversary and birthday gifts, and
as racing awards by various boating organizations and yacht clubs. These
unique one-of-a-kind pieces of nautical artwork make the perfect gift for
any occasion, for the sailor or boat lover in the family.
My philosophy towards my artwork is simple. I will make it by hand, and will not compromise that position. When something takes hundreds of hours to create, it is pretty hard to "mass" produce it anyway. I do on occasion produce a limited edition of some items, but only in quantities of a few pieces. In that instance, each piece is numbered and dated, in the order that it was built. Consequently, you can be sure that if you order a commissioned piece, of a building or boat, it will be a one-of-a-kind work of art. I believe that hand made objects are a rarity in the high tech world we live in, and are an invaluable way of keeping in touch with our past. I am greatly comforted by the fact that the nature of my artwork insures that it will be handed down through the owners family as a treasured heirloom, to be enjoyed for generations to come.
If you are looking for a
very unique gift for someone who has everything, or who is very special,
think of Spotwood Studio. What couple wouldn't want a scale model of the
church they were married in as a memento of their wedding or anniversary,
or a replica of their Grandfather's boat they learned to sail on when a
These items are not just gifts, but mementos of the past that can be handed down through the generations. I would very much enjoy creating a unique piece of artwork for you.
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