Mandy Thomas

I have painted all my life, portraits and animals mainly but have done murals, website work, landscapes buildings etc.

Voted artist of the year in 2007 at the Inkspot Gallery in U.K. came 3rd 2009.

Bath prize finalist 2012.

I work mainly in pastels with watercolours, acrylics, gels and pencils.

Having exhibited in a few places now including the Bath Royal Crescent, Royal Academy of Arts Bath and recently Swindon artists forum.  I am learning not only to develop as an artist but to communicate with people in the art world.

Born in Warwickshire 1965. Art has been a great part of most of my life from a very early age. A form of free expression. Doing comic strips for magazines , insert pictures for books. Murals and even tattoo designing. 

Delved into photography late teens, studying peoples faces to paint, playing with developing photos and slides.

Word of mouth got me painting everything from portraits, dogs, cats to buildings.

My art changes in media, style and form dependant on my moods.

I create as a form of therapy mainly.

When tears roll down the face of someone studying your work because they love it so much…you know you must be doing something right.

Pain, love, grief and LIVING drive me to give back to this world.

Pablo Picasso ”Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding.”

Lucian Freud ”What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince”

Salvador Dali ”One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams”

Michelangelo ”The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”

website links 

http://www.mandythomas.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.paintingsilove.com/artist/mandythomas

email  MODELMANDY@HOTMAIL.COM