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Barry Thomas

Lead Instructor/Studio Owner


      Barry Thomas is an impressionist artist based in the North Little Rock, Arkansas area.
Best noted for his canvases filled with light, energy, and rich color, he often seeks to illustrate
the beauty found in nature as well as everyday life. “The paintings I create come from my
family, my love of nature, and my deeply spiritual heart and bones,” Barry has said. With its
emphasis on vibrant colors and scenery, his work is created using only colors from Monet’s

      Barry is a Fine Arts graduate from The Art Center College of Design in California and
the University of Arkansas, becoming an acclaimed illustrator and commercial artist who was
later chosen for the Society of Illustration Hallmark Award. As time passed, Barry discovered his
love for painting and studied under the guidance of artists such as Howard Terpning, Gary
Carter, and William Reece. From there he honed his unique skills of capturing the beauty of
everyday life in a vivid and energizing style. Since then his artwork has appeared in galleries
across the United States from New Mexico to Indiana and Florida.

Honored Aritsts

Artists Barry Thomas studied under.

Bart Silverman

New York Artist


Dwight Harmon

Instructor at Art Center College of Design

Burne Hogarth

American Cartoonist; Illustrator


Fred Fellows

Cowboy Artist; Sculptor

Craig Nelson

Figure & Landscape Painter


Gordon Snidow

Contemporary Cowboy Artist

Dan McCaw

Contemporary Impressionist


Harry Carmean

American Figurative Painter


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