The Ahwahnee Hotel is located in the heart of the valley
and has been there for nearly one hundred years. Thomas decided to paint
the hotel at Christmas and capture the quiet beauty and overwhelming sense
Christmas at Ahwahnee
Image: 16" x 18"
The first in the Season of Lights Collection. Both the
outgoing and incoming first families. This painting celebrates the
national security and prosperity that flows from decisions made in this
The Lights of Liberty
Image: 12' x 16," 16"x 20," and 20"x 24"
Aficionados of San Francisco will note Thomas' many romantic touches:
replacing the contemporary wharf electric trolleys with the more colorful
and nostalgic cable cars, clearing away some of the fisherman's shacks
along Scoma's pier to allow a less interrupted view of the famous Golden
Gate, dressing the scene with an uninterrupted flow of vintage vehicles.
City by the Bay
Image: 18"x 27," 24"x 36," 28"x 42",
Inspiration waits around countless surprising corners. Sometimes
Thomas even finds it... on an inspirational CD! Not long ago, a friend
shared spiritual music with him. On the CD cover, photos of brilliant lightning
Conquering the Storms
Image: 16"x 20" , 18"x 24" , and 24"x 30"
An artist has a duty to follow his muse — even when it leads us down
unexpected or inconvenient paths. He lives by that rule, and sometimes
Thomas is rewarded with a lovely treasure like FoxgloveCottage
newest in his Flower Cottages of Carmel print collection.
"The Good Shepherd's Cottage" is an allegory in paint, an
image of the Lord returning to call His faithful. His house is an utterly
and secure cottage, radiant with light. The air is luminous with sunset;
the sound of His voice thrilling as He calls His sheep into a verdant meadow.