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Jessica Anne Thomas

Jessica Anne Thomas

Phoenix, AZ

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ARTIST STATEMENT
Art is a uniquely human experience. Artistic expression is a form of communication between the artist and observer. Communication is the act of sending and receiving information. Interaction is a prerequisite of communication. The interaction between one who sends information and one who receives the information is the definition of communication. All communication is not art. Art is present only when artistic expression communicates an image that evokes human emotion. The spirit of the observer is affected by the vision of the artist. As an artist my mission is to beautifully communicate a simple idea. I use form, color, paint and light in combination as communication symbols to represent my perception of the visual world as I see and experience it. I strive to paint what I see in a way that stimulates the intellect, warms the heart and celebrates the human spirit.

ARTIST BIO
Art has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I began drawing and sketching in my primary school years. Born and raised in Southeastern, Wisconsin cityscapes, buildings, Lake Michigan and the rolling green country of the Midwest were the subjects of my artistic exploration and expression. I enjoyed experimenting with all types of media including pencil, watercolor, tempera, ink, pastels, acrylics, oils etc. After college I embarked on a career in the field of Architecture and Interior Design. My career in architecture has influence my art. As I developed my skill in design and delineation of my projects I developed a somewhat controlled painting and drawing technique. I also found myself attracted to oil paint on canvas or board as the media that best supports my artistic style and expression. In 1990 I opened a branch office of my architectural practice in San Antonio, TX. The stark texture of the west central Texas landscape, the Spanish cultural influence in its architecture along with the Native American colors, shapes, and forms were an immediate source of creative artistic inspiration for me. The themes and subjects of the Southwest are the subjects of my oil paintings. I am fascinated and driven by the challenge to artistically express the haunting yet beautiful mysteries of the people, places and things of the Desert Southwest.

APPROACH
My creative process is continuous. I observe and absorb every aspect of my environment and experience in life as a resource for creative expression. A painting begins when I am creatively challenged to represent what I see in a way that uniquely communicates my feelings about a subject. The subjects I choose to paint represent symbolic images of my feelings about them. I am moved to paint subjects and portray events that I have experienced in a way that is pleasing to the eye and stimulating to the intellect. As a "Southwest Romantic Realist "I am an optimist by nature. I am positive, hopeful and enthusiastic about the world around me. My approach is traditional. I prepare study sketches of my concept. When I am satisfied with the overall composition and value range of my drawing I transfer my sketch to canvas. I use a toned under-painting over which I paint directly. The final result is an oil painting that is a combination of direct vivid and rich oil colors and subtle toned and tinted washes. The surface of my paintings is smooth and finished. The overall affect is a refined, professional and finished work of art.

 

GOMAGA by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Cosmocastic #1 by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Locked Combination by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Lajits Chapel by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Her Inspiration by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

The Elders Place by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

His Morning Snack by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Rough Ride by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Big thumb Bebd by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Tranquility by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Big Club Bend Colorado River Grand Canyon by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Spur Cross Ranch by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Grazing By Our Creek by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

SUNFLOWERS IN A GREEN BOTTLE by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

GREAT AMERICAN BISON by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Wild Mustangs of the Verder River by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Lake Michigan across the Field by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Bisons of the Front Range by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Bakesfield Creek Afternoon by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Spirits of the Big Bend by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

North of Mount Lemon by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Prickly Pear Blooming by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

The Ghosts of Old Terlingja by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

If I Had A Pond by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

The Grapfruit by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Monument Passage by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Singularity Alpha by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Grand Canyon Dawns by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Moon Glow by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Sedona Red Rocks by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Teapot Point Colorado River by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Mother's Favorite Vase by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Hear the croaking frogs by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Old Willy's Barn by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Preston after spring rain Creek Flood by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Preston Creek Flood by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Spider Rock Sun Set by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

He Runs With The Buffalo by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Suspenseful Balance by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Shiney Blue Mug by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

What Price Glory by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Lone Breaker by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Mystic Beach by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Flaming Rose by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Midnight Deluge by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Did Someone Say Treat? by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Sonoran Desert Cactus Reds by Jessica Anne Thomas

 

Evening Table Sun flowers by Jessica Anne Thomas