ABOUT THE ARTIST

Head Shot, Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas
(b. 1970 )

An eye for detail combined with a desire to maintain freshness and spontaneity have led Chris Thomas to his current style of painting. From childhood, Thomas exhibited a great interest in drawing and began developing his skills in watercolor. Chris attended the Arts Students League in New York City and has pursued a career in art since 1992. Upon completion of his formal training, he spent the next three years studying the masters, learning their technique, and then developing his own. He has made his living as an artist since 1995.

Chris’ beautifully rendered oil paintings have led to enthusiastic interest by many private collectors. His work has been included in a number of corporate collections and has also been featured in several publications such as the American Art collector.

He is represented by galleries in San Francisco, CA, Jackson Hole, WY, Fredericksburg, TX, Cincinnati, OH, and Evansville, IN.

Thomas' teaching experience includes workshops and a weekly class in his studio.

Chris currently resides in Kentucky with his wife Shakira, and their son Aaron.

 

 



ART EDUCATION

1992 Art Students League, New York City

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 Chris Thomas, Horizon Fine Art Gallery,Jackson Hole, WY

 

2008 Recent Oil Paintings, John Pence Gallery,San Francisco, CA

 

2006 It Looks So Real, New works by Chris Thomas, G. C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

2001 Chris Thomas, G.C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

1993 Chris Thomas, Nance Galleries, Evansville, IN

 

GROUP SHOWS

2009 Trompe l’oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Works, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rosemary's Babies, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

2008 Floral Show, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2007 Trompe l’oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Landscapes, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Still Lifes, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Good Earth, G. C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Squares, G. C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Objects of Desire- The Toy Show, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

2006 Urban Landscapes G. C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

2004 Allegories, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Trompe l’oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2003 Still Lifes, Intimate views of Cincinnati, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Self Portraits Show, G. C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

2002 Still Lifes, Florals, Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2001 Private Conversations, G. C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

2000 Nature to Nature, Audubon Museum, Henderson, KY