My recent work has been a return to an intersection of dreaming, spirit, and the creative impulse. This means sharing my inner meditations, which emerge during the exploration of dreams, moods, colors and forms, as each image appears. I spend a long time during the creation of each printing plate. I use many layers, stoping and starting again while I listen to what each image calls for as it comes into being. These images are pieces of my many dreams. I share them out of some inner compulsion which all artists experience.
My primary medium of expression is currently monotypes. However I am constantly exploring with relief, chine colle and collage. I cut all of my own stencils by hand, all forms plucked from some unknown source in my head, or from nature’s kind inspiration.
Biography of Kathleen Thoma
Kathleen Thoma has been a practicing artist since 1983, and a fine art printmaker since 2000. Working mostly with monotypes, she also uses chine colle, and relief printmaking techniques. She is a member of LAPS, Los Angeles Printmaking Society.
From 2005-2013, she was a founding member of West Cove Studio and Gallery, an open, working printmaking co-operative in West Haven, CT. While at West Cove, she assisted with gallery promotion, printmaking demonstrations, gallery sitting and open studio events. She also taught expressive art classes in Montreal, New England to adults and children.
Originally from Washington D.C. area, Thoma relocated a number of times until her current location in CA. Her work is in private collections in the USA and Canada.
In 2013, she relocated her studio to Orange County, California, where she continues working in her printmaking studio, while exhibiting and selling work on-line.