Phyllis Thomas
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  • Orlando, FL
  • United States
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Organization or Business Name
Artist-in-Residence , Cru
Contact Email
visualtranslator@bellsouth.net
Website
http://phyllisthomasart.com
Art Interests
Arts Ministry, Arts Organization, Book Making, Drawing, Education, Iconography, Liturgical Design, Mixed Media, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Theology, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
My art-making is an intentional process combining conceptual and thematic images which begin with a thoughtful response to an object, nature, a book or biblical text or music. More often than not it is a spiritual meditation inspired by biblical texts informed by dictionaries, commentaries and historical research. I keep obliterating shapes until I get down to the bare elements that translate the personal insights I have digested into my soul through note-taking, observation and sketches. Almost iconic in essence, my work becomes a symbol or sign extracted from the words I have read and studied.
My primary mediums are fluid acrylics and watercolor on paper or canvas. The renderings are often enhanced with stitched thread, embossing and gold or silver leaf which have the effect of slowing me down and reflecting on the piece as I work—letting it do something to me while I am doing something to it which completes the cycle of my art-making process.
Accomplishments / CV
Academic Degrees
1966 BS degree, Secondary Art Education, Manchester College, North Manchester, IN

2000-Present Co-coordinator, Arts Initiative,
Campus Crusade for Christ International, Orlando, FL
Exhibit personal artwork locally, nationally and internationally
Mentor artists, Coordinate Community Art Events
Instructor in Art Workshops locally, nationally and internationally

Recent Selected Exhibitions
2011 igallery, Solo Show, Lake Hart Campus Crusade Headquarters, Orlando, FL
2010 Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Paper Works 4 Me II, juried show, Eustis, FL
2010 Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday juried show, From Words to Work, Orlando, FL
2010 Avalon Gallery, ArtistsRegistry.com juried Annual Members Show, Orlando, FL
2009 igallery, Solo Show, Lake Hart Campus Crusade Headquarters, Orlando, FL
2009 Avalon Gallery, ArtistsRegistry.com juried Annual Members Show, Orlando, FL

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At 1:32pm on November 6, 2014, Steven Felix-Jager said…

Hi Phyllis, my name is Steven.  I just thought I'd introduce myself as I'm trying to get to know Christian artists in my area.

At 3:01pm on April 19, 2012, Carol Napoli said…

Your prayers are a wonderful blessing.

Thank you

At 9:04pm on December 30, 2011, Nancy Goes said…

Hi Phyllis, It's good to be in touch again. Your work has changed since your show in Denver years ago. I like it and hope you'll post more photos.

 

Nancy

 
 
 

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