Tom McKinley’s paintings present alluring but richly mysterious depictions of classic mid-century and contemporary domestic architecture. People are rare in his paintings, as are objects that suggest their habitation. Instead we are presented with carefully chosen objects of material culture that suggest occupants but reveal little about them except their desire to acquire beauty. McKinley has held solo exhibitions at Skidmore Contemporary Art in Santa Monica, CA; John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, CA; and Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston, MA. He studied at Falmouth School of Art, Ravensbourne College of Art, and Brighton Polytechnic, all in England, as well as Goddard College in Vermont. McKinley lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.