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      Paintings from the ongoing 'en masse' series

A fascination with shape & form relationships, rhythm, interplay of light and natural composition characterize William’s painting. “I fall into an altered state when visiting gardens, especially hypnotized by the allure of brilliant floral color and rhythm which I strive to faithfully bring to the canvas.”

Pricing is based on original unframed artwork                                                                                                                     SLIDESHOW of  the Progession of a Painting 
English translation at bottom▼                                                                                                                                            ABOUT the artist
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About William Colclough Thomas

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The middle name is pronounced Coke-Lee (old English).

ENGLISH TRANSLATION AT BOTTOM▼


WILLIAM COLCLOUGH THOMAS

was born and raised in Memphis, TN, moved as a teenager to Baton Rouge, LA, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from Louisiana State University and now lives and works as an artist in Birmingham, AL. Having spent much of his life pursuing illustration, graphics and design in stained glass, print publications, and a 25-year career with the Birmingham News in Alabama, he finally found the courage and financial resources to break from the norm and take a chance on his passion for gardens and painting botanicals.


PRICING:

Based on unframed original artwork

30"x40" H or V : $3,500  /  18"x24" H or V : $1,700  /  16"x20" H or V : $1300  /  8"x8" : $200


William is now represented by Littlehouse Galleries, Homewood, Alabama, U.S.A.


 

Digital portfolio images by A-Square Photography

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EN MASSE

is a current continuing series of botanical realism. My approach to botanical art provides a natural setting for floral and/or foliage exploration, honors man’s stewardship of botanical cultivation, affords a deeper, more personal means to communicate, partake in nature and show my gratitude.

The approach I take toward nature in my work is one of respect for the natural setting as opposed to a more clinical approach of a botanical illustrator cataloging specimens — an altogether important and noble pursuit, but not as rewarding, in my estimation, to my artistic spirit. It is in that setting that the title of the ongoing series, 'en masse,' was derived — a mass planting of the same floral or foliage specimen presented and grown together. It is in this way that I am able to explore a specimen’s variety of form within a “sameness” of context (I am greatly indebted to this modern trend in gardening process). A similar pursuit would be the creation of countless studies of the human form in motion. My approach enables a variety of exploration within one canvas.



GROUP SHOW: Littlehouse Galleries

William Colclough Thomas • Mary Lou Carpenter • Derald Eastman • Nall




 THREE WORKS ACCEPTED:

'THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE'

In the See | Me Gallery in New York City, July 25 — Sept. 10, 2013


AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

SOLO SHOW

Invited for a SOLO SHOWING at the headquarters at

River Farm, Alexandria, VA. outside of Washington D.C. — SPRING 2016.


MOST RECENT SOLO SHOW: 

Aldridge Gardens Art Gallery

Ended July 7, 2013


FEATURED IN THIS PUBLICATION:

Garden Tripod 10

International online image based garden magazine based in the UK


RESUME: click link


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