By Seabrook Island Artist Guild for The Island Connection
Angela Trotta Thomas is the premier toy train artist in America and one of the few women painters of classic automobile fine art. She is the only artist ever licensed by Lionel Trains LLC. She has been a realist painter since receiving a Master’s degree in art from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was enrolled in their famed “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” program.
She has been painting Lionel trains for almost 30 years. Her main focus in her paintings has been about traditions being passed down for many generations to come.
Thomas’ paintings have always revolved around the child’s part in these traditions. Lionel trains are truly a part of the American fabric, and she is captivated by these cherished toys and the traditions they have inspired in generations of children.
That isn’t her only claim to fame.
Thomas has created many paintings of interiors, streets of downtown Charleston and pets. Her paintings are for sale at the Reinert Fine Art Gallery on King Street.
Her demo at the Guild March meeting will be concentrating on painting pets.
Due to COVID-19, our meetings are being held outdoors on the back porch of the Lakehouse. Please dress appropriately for the weather, bring a chair to sit on and bring your own beverage and/or snack. Only members can attend but if you would like to join the Seabrook Island Artist Guild all our welcome and membership dues is only $30 annually.
If you are a member and have not paid your 2021 dues, please bring payment to the meeting. If you are not yet a member, please bring annual payment to become a member.
Thomas’ introduction will take place March 16 at the Lakehouse back porch at 1 p.m. For more information, visit seabrookislandartistguild.com.