Andy Thomas
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Andy Thomas is not only an immensely talented painter, but also a storyteller with the images he creates. His subject matter consists of a variety of images from historical events to intimate moments of everyday life. The artist’s desire to create is funneled into the area of painting realism that ranges from very loose to very tight. Thomas’s medium is primarily oil, but he also works in watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and ink wash. He is also a very accomplished sculptor.

Primarily self-taught, Thomas began his professional art career in 1991 after sixteen years with a major advertising agency. In his studio, the artist creates his unique paintings that tell their "stories.” Thomas says, "I never consciously ponder elements of design or principals of design…I rely on my sketches to refine a value scheme as a starting point. They also help me visualize the completed painting and consider light, painting technique, subject or object importance, and other considerations. The viewer’s eye-path is a big influence on the composition at this point and all through the painting process.” Thomas’s style has been compared to Russell and Remington, and artist says he also has been influenced by Howard Pyle, Richard Schmid, Norman Rockwell, and others.

Many of Thomas’s historical images have been used in books and as book covers, and his various paintings also have been featured in numerous magazines. The artist’s original works are in many private and corporate collections and also in the permanent collections of museums around the country.

Thomas exhibits in several shows annually, the most recent being the 2006 C. M. Russell Art Auction where he sold eight original paintings. The artist also enjoys judging art shows and teaching children and adult painting classes. He is a talented writer and published a book containing over 100 color images of his work, along with stories written by him.

The artist is a member of the famed Salmagundi Club in New York, The Portrait Society of America, and other art organizations. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Missouri Southern State University with a BS in Marketing Management.

Dance Hall Girls
by Andy Thomas
Sundance and the Wild Bunch Hit the Union Pacific
by Andy Thomas
Judge Roy Bean and His Court
by Andy Thomas
Crazy Horse at Little Big Horn
by Andy Thomas
Wyatt Earp in Hollywood
by Andy Thomas
We Let the New Boys Ride Buttercup
by Andy Thomas
Clay Allison's Deadly Aim
by Andy Thomas
Big Nose George
by Andy Thomas
Wild Bill's Last Deal
by Andy Thomas
Huckleberry Finn
by Andy Thomas
Captains Courageous
by Andy Thomas
Russell Paints a Masterpiece
by Andy Thomas
Fall Football
by Andy Thomas
After the Poker Game the Boys Settled Up
by Andy Thomas
Cooking for the Thrashing Crew
by Andy Thomas
Cowboy Baseball
by Andy Thomas
Cowboy Craps
by Andy Thomas
Cowboy Jig
by Andy Thomas
Dusty Bronc
by Andy Thomas
Gold Town
by Andy Thomas
House of Lords
by Andy Thomas
Johnny Saved the Girl
by Andy Thomas
Journey to the New Home
by Andy Thomas
Midnight Pony Express
by Andy Thomas


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