Jessica Anne Thomas

Southwest Romantic Realist - Scottsdale,AZ Seeking gallery representation and exhibition opportunit

PHILOSOPHY

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.
Galleries
BELLEZA FINE ART GALLERY Bisbee, AZ - bellezagallery.org
ESPIRIT FINE ART & FRAMES Phoenix,AZ - espritidecor.com
MAIN BOOKSTORE AND FINE ART GALLERY Cortez, CO
CORDERMAN ART RESOURCES, LLC Phoenix, AZ - lcorderman@hotmail.com
ART LINK FINE ART GALLERY, Cheyenne, WY
JURRIED Shows THUNDERBIRD ARTISTS / SCOTTSDALE FESTIVAL OF ART / ZAPP.com Member
Commissions considered and welcome

Artist's Scottsdale Studio / Gallery Open by appointment Scottsdale Road and Shea Blvd

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.



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