Mariposa artist Vicki D. Thomas, a watercolor artist, has recently included acrylic paintings to her collection. She loves the versatility of acrylics and their lush, creamy colors, and is especially pleased with her landscapes and floral paintings.
The artist enjoys painting children and adults and is known to have an attraction for fantasy and whimsical themes. Her experience drawing people comes from many years as a fashion illustrator when she had her own business in Los Angeles. There, she also taught watercolor to young people and adults, as she continues to do in her new location in Northern California.
Vicki has also enjoyed many years painting in watercolor, loving the transparency of watercolors as they blend one into the other, creating pleasing shapes and new colors. Her vividly painted flowers and floral still-life pieces are her favorites. Many images have appeared on various giftware items such as teapots, tea infusers, tapestries and music boxes. She also has prints and cards.
Since Vicki and her husband have moved near Yosemite National Park, she and the Yosemite Western Artists (a local art club), go plein air painting to the many beautiful areas near them.
For several decades, Vicki has exhibited and sold at numerous galleries, art shows and is involved in art competitions where she has received awards in juried shows. She is an active member of Yosemite Western Artists (Oakhurst), Alliance of California Artists (Fresno) and Society of Western Artists (Fresno/San Francisco). Vicki enjoys the camaraderie and shared information from the other members.
Vicki’s art work has been exhibited at Willow Bridge Books and United Security Bank, Oakhurst; Mariposa County Arts Council (Treetop Gallery), Mariposa; Senators Cogdill and Berryhill’s Fresno Offices; White Box Gallery (Merced); Circle Gallery (Madera), the Fresno Arts Council and Fresno City Hall.
Visit her website for more images: www.vickithomasartist.com
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Contact: 2851 Harvest Dr., Mariposa, CA 95338 • 209 966-2071 • www.vickithomasartist.com
© 2016 Vicki Thomas