In this portfolio I have a series of abstract patterns and colors found in nature, dreams, fire and water. Much of their creation happens as I translate the world around me and inside of me into shapes and colors. Before I start to work on preparing a plate for printing, I have created sketches, a color plan, and hand cut stencils. I often change my plans as I work, waiting to see how the image develops and allowing for spontaneous changes, often dumping my beginning plans altogether. It is never a fixed plan anyway.
In this portfolio I have images abstracted from observations from nature and dreams. I often collect color ideas and combinations during walks outside, by allowing them to change shapes as I create. It is a fluid process, which becomes a sort of dream-state as I create. Before I start to work on preparing a plate for printing, I have created sketches, a color plan, and hand cut stencils.
Signed limited edition relief prints, lino-cut, with plain, black frame, photo below gallery
Each portfolio above opens into a gallery and store
Meditations on Samsara series, monotype with gold paint
About Kathleen Thoma and her portfolio
Kathleen Thoma has been a fine art printmaker since 2000 and an artist for much longer. She creates hand-pulled, one-of-a-kind monotypes, sometimes incorporating linocuts, collagraph and chine colle. She is a member of the Los Angeles Printmakers Society, an artist-run organization.
From 2005-2013, she was a founding member of West Cove Studio and Gallery, a printmaking co-operative in West Haven, CT. While at West Cove, she assisted with gallery promotion, printmaking demonstrations, gallery sitting, and open studio events. In addition, she has taught printmaking and expressive arts to both children and adults in various locations.
Originally from the Washington D.C. area, she has relocated a number of times until her current location in Orange County, CA. Her work is in a number of private collections in the USA and in Canada. Her current portfolio is above, which shows a number of available hand-pulled fine art prints created in her home studio.
To me, the best part of creating anything new is the unknown journey and my mysterious destination.