SIERRA ART TRAILS 2016
Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour
Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 30th, October 1st & 2nd 2016
The upcoming 2016 Sierra Art Trails open studio tour has many talented artists. The Sierra Sun Times will be featuring a sampling
of several area artists each week leading up to the show. Check back regularly to see who the next featured artist will be.
Vicki D. Thomas
Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing
“I believe my love for art, drawing and painting, comes from an inner need to create and share my passion with others. It’s a wonderful feeling to be totally immersed in the process of painting and to experience the surprising, and delightful results.
This year, Vicki will show her watercolors and acrylics in her new art studio on her Mariposa property. “I’m very proud to finally have my own showplace to feature my art,” the artist says.
Mariposa artist, Vicki D. Thomas loves watercolors because of their lightness and transparency as it flows into washes and blend effortlessly one into another. This creates pleasing shapes and soft, lovely colors. (Pictured below: Tree Skin - Watercolor 16 X 20)
Her vividly painted flowers and floral still-life pieces are her favorites. Many images have appeared on giftware items, such as: tea infuser mugs, tapestries, wrap-around canvas reproductions, and music boxes. She also has prints and cards in her inventory.
The artist enjoys painting children, 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 Mariposa.
Several years ago, Vicki added acrylic painting to her collection. “I love the versatility of acrylics and the lush, creamy colors,” she says. “I’m especially pleased with my landscapes and floral paintings.”
Vicki’s art work can be seen at: The United Security Bank (seasonal), Oakhurst; Mariposa County Arts Council (TreeTop Gallery) Mariposa; The Visitors’ Center, Oakhurst (October).
The artist’s next show (after Sierra Art Trails) will be at the NorthPointe Community Church in Fresno on Saturday, October 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Artworks, Fine Art & Fine Craft Show & Sale.
Visit Vicki’s website for more images: VickiThomasArtist.com.
She is also at: MariposaArtsCouncil.org & YosemiteWesternArtists.com.
You can reach Vicki at her new art studio in Mariposa. Call: (209)-966-2071, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poppies and Lupine Meadow - Acrylic 8 X 10
To learn more about Sierra Art Trails please contact: Stellar Gallery, 40982 Hwy 41, Suite 1, Oakhurst CA 93644 (559) 658-8844, email: email@example.com or visit us on the web at: SierraArtTrails.org. You can also visit the Sierra Art Trails on Facebook.