Thursday, March 21, 2013

Avril Awesome

Avril Thomas "The Artist" Collection of the Artist

Avril Thomas (b.1956) is an Australian painter who currently makes her home in Adelaide. She loved to draw from childhood on, but started her professional life as a registered nurse. An instinctual compassion for the human condition informs her art, and, unsurprisingly, portraiture and figuration are her favored genres. She has a particular love for portraiture, and uses many different mediums like charcoal, graphite, pastel and oils.

Although Thomas has only been working full-time as an artist for the past fifteen years she has already gained recognition for her insightful and inventive work, including being named a finalist in Australia's prestigious Archibald Competition in 2005 and in 2006 receiving a commission from the Australian National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. The artist's website can be seen here.

1 comment:

Gexton said...

awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really

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