Submitted by the artist
Sierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 52
Mariposa artist Vicki D. Thomas prefers watercolors because of the lightness and transparency of colors that flow and blend into washes, 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.
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.
For several years, Vicki has been painting plein air (open-air), where the stunning scenery of Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas offer creative inspiration to her. Every month the artists from Yosemite Western Artists select a location to meet and paint the entire day, recording the scenes on canvas or paper.
Vicki has exhibited and sold at numerous galleries, art shows, and been involved in art competitions where she received awards in juried shows.
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Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour is October 4, 5 and 6, 2013.