Artist Statement

I am intrigued by the complexity of life with its many dimensions, multiple layers, frequent changes and continual evolution. Full of stories, events, and experiences, I see life as a positive energy that I then translate into color and texture.

   My creative process involves recurring development and destruction. Without a preconceived plan, each action informs the next. There is a continual exchange between spontaneous and deliberate moves. The primary theme is an evolution from adversity to optimism. I revive assorted items unified by circumstances of hardship – being worn out, almost destroyed or no longer wanted. During development, these once abandoned items are transformed to emerge as an integral part of each painting.

   Ultimately each painting comes to life revealing a sense of lyrical movement ready to add drama to your decor.

Behind The Scenes

EDUCATION

BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. 

In addition, Thyra continually improves her skills taking workshops with many fantastic artists such as John Salminen, Frank Webb, Tom Lynch, Carrie Burns Brown, Skip Lawrence, Carla O’Connor, Katherine Chang Liu, Nicholas Wilton, Mark Eanes and Gabriel Lipper.

 

ASSOCIATIONS

AWA American Women Artists – SIGNATURE MEMBER

MFA Maryland Federation of Art
ISAP International Association of Acrylic Painters – SIGNATURE MEMBER

BWS Baltimore Watercolor Society – SIGNATURE MEMBER

 

SOLO SHOWS

June 25 – August 21, 2021, Art Works – Beyond The Tangible

November 20, 2020 – January 21, 2021, Novado Gallery – Escape

 

REPRESENTATION

Pivot Point Gallery, Knoxville, TN

Juried Shows & Awards

2022

MOOD – Art Fluent

ISSUE 4 - New Visionary Art Magazine

AMORE – Art Fluent

Allegany Arts Council – Annual Wills Creek Exhibition

Motion – Art Fluent

Within – Art Fluent

AWA American Women Artists – Spring Online Show

Elements – Art Fluent

Disrupted – Sergio Gomez


2021

Wind – District Arts ** Best In Show

Here Comes The Sun – Maryland Federation of Art

Opening – Sergio Gomez

Culture Center of Cape Cod – Black & White

AWA American Women Artists – Spring Online Show


2020

5th Annual All-Members Exhibition – International Society of Acrylic Painters

Corporate Connections – Maryland Federation of Art

Rising Tides – Maryland Federation of Art

AWA American Women Artists - Spring Online Show

Respective Perspectives – BWI Airport, MD

Red (2020) – Novado Gallery

Winter Member Show – Maryland Federation of Art

Inside Out – Valdosta GA – Turner Center For The Arts


2019

Strokes of Genius -  Maryland Federation of Art

ArtFirst International Juried Group Art Exhibition -  Novado Gallery

Red 2019

Art Santa Fe

International Society of Acrylic Painters Online International Open      Exhibit** ISEA Experimental Art Award and achieved Signature Membership

3rd Annual ISAP All-Member Online Exhibit

Visual Harmony -  Maryland Federation of Art

Inside Out – Celebrating Women In Art – Anderson, SC


2018

Strokes of Genius – Maryland Federation of Art ** Juror's Choice

38th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show

Acrylic Works 5: Bold Values

Inside Out: Expressing Our Inner Voices August/Sept two locations SC


2017

The Gateway International Painting Competition

International Society of Acrylic Painters - 2nd Annual Online All-Members Show

Strokes of Genius - Maryland Federation of Art

37th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show** First Place

Water Works – Maryland Federation of Art

Her Story And Online Exhibition of Women Artists – Manhattan Arts

International Society of Acrylic Painters - 8th Annual Open International Online Exhibit       ** Experimental Art Award ISEA

Winter Member Show -  Maryland Federation of Art


2016

Lowe House Exhibition – Maryland Federation of Art

Strokes of Genius -  Maryland Federation of Art


2013

Melange II – Maryland Federation of Art

Strokes of Genius – Maryland Federation of Art


2012

92 Annual Exhibition - National Watercolor Society


2011

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society


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