In Stairway to Paridise, a classic stone stairway embraced
by climbing roses, and shaded by lavish flowering plum and dogwood trees,
is such a emblem of the eternal. The stairs lead us up to glowing
distant hedges - and perhaps to the subject of the next piece in the collection!
Stairway to Paridise
Image: 18"x 24", 25.5"x 35", 30"x 40"
Every gate, to paraphrase a favorite song, has its season. The
season for this dramatic portal, with its monumental pillars and ornate
ironwork, its lavish blossoms and delicate palette of floral colors, clearly
is summer. Summer Gate introduces Thomas' third print series to
embrace the promise of a season by exploring the enticing world that lies
beyond a secluded gate.
Image: 18"x 24", 25.5"x 34", 30"x 40"
As we approach the year 2000, I feel compelled
as an artist to celebrate not the passing of the old millennium but the
beginning of the new millennium.To me the new millennium represents a pivotal
point in human-history—a chance to change the world for the better. Thomas
truly believes that this next millennium will come to be characterized
as the "Millennium of Light" and he prays his Sunrise painting will
be symbolic of a new dawning of God's grace and love in the years ahead.
Image: 24"x 20", 30"x 24", 40"x 32"
Thomas' first published depiction of a working
farm, and the initial print in his Riverbend Farm collection is
a lovely pastoral. This picture of peace and prosperity is enlivened by
milling cows returning to the barn at evening, and flocks of geese and
ducks that ford the pristine stream.
Sunset at Riverbend Farm
Image: 18"x 27"
Christmas is Thomas' favorite time of year. The artist side of
him is drawn to the lights and visual elements of the season. In Village
Christmas, He has tried to capture a Christmas of a simpler time, where
street lamps glow with the warm light of a natural flame and the townsfolk
use a leisurely stroll to church as the opportunity to stop and chat about
the joyous season.
Image: 18"x 24"
I embrace the world of our deepest dreams in canvases like
Mountain Paradise. A mountain stream cascades over an array of ancient
stones, creating myriad waterfalls that sing their praise of the Lord in
the voices of water.
In nature, times of change are often the most brilliantly colored.
The transition of sunset paints the fading hues of autumn with a heavenly
radiance; in this, the still waters of Serenity Cove reflect the glory
of earth and sky