July Featured Artist – Nancy Thomas


For the month of July the Artists’ Gallery will feature current works of Nancy R. Thomas in a show entitled “Shore Delights”. According to the artist, “it was a joy to paint this past year as things opened up and plein air festivals were open to the public again”. Thomas participated in as many events as possible along the Eastern Seaboard, stating “she never tires of painting the local scenery, there is just so much beauty to behold, it is a sheer delight.”

Nancy came to the Eastern Shore in 1994 from Alexandria, VA., where she pursued dual careers of dancing and painting for over two decades. Her painting classes were taken at The Torpedo Factory, The Corcoran School of Art, A Project Study Tour of Italy and Northern Virginia Community College, where she earned an Associates Degree in Fine Art in 1990. Thomas is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, a past member of The Washington Watercolor Association and a current member of Oil Painters of America.

Upon moving to the Eastern Shore, she juried into the Working Artists Forum, where she held the position of President for three years. Nancy has co-chaired and juried into the Local Color Show, held each year in conjunction with Plein Air Easton, for 16 years. She juried into Plein Air Easton in 2018. One of her exhibition pieces was purchased by The Avalon Foundation for a permanent collection featuring agricultural scenes on the Eastern Shore.

Thomas finds the light of the Eastern Shore to be captivating and enjoys capturing the waterways, dramatic skies, the farm fields and farmhouses on canvas en plein air. She paints with The Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay.

The show will hang for the month of July at the Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St, Chestertown, for more information on the artist visit www.nancyrthomas.com. Please stop by the gallery to view “Shore Delights” and to meet the artist on First Friday July 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 pm.