About The Artist
“Thomas has always considered himself a visual artist, but it was not until his mid-thirties that he left the corporate world to pursue a full-time career, which launched quickly with a television appearance in Arizona about his work as a pet portraitist. From there he has expanded his oeuvre, moving into work with oils, painting abstracts, and always returning to subjects in nature. Now based in Chicago, Thomas finds that the atmospheric sky over Lake Michigan is a constant source of inspiration. One day he was bicycling along the shoreline and stopped to stand in awe before a gigantic, black thunderhead. He took a photograph of it and immediately went home to paint this scene of the great lake’s sky and its centerpiece—a majestic and powerful cloud.” –Nashville Arts Magazine
About The Artwork
The way we see our surroundings changes throughout the day. Mount Lemon in Tucson, Arizona actually appears purple in the evening. Adam Thomas’s new modern landscapes reflect the magic that light has on our planet. Thomas wants people who view his art to feel like they are standing in front of a mountain at dusk or sitting on the edge of a lake first thing in the morning. Using a wax medium with his oils, Thomas paints nature with his pallet knife. The paint becomes thick and creamy almost like frosting. Building up the paintings on the wooden panels takes time requiring each layer of oil and wax to dry before the next can be applied. Depending on how thick the painting becomes, it can result in weeks to complete.