Lynn Thomas, Western Artist
105 Richie Road, Boulder WY 82923
Thomas is an artist of national stature and has been painting and drawing since she was 10 . An emeritus member of WAOW, her extensive shows and awards list include exhibitions throughout the U.S. Commissioned annually to paint the portrait of the Commander of the National Search and Rescue Association. She has been in shows in the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum in L.A., the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, The George Orr Center in Biloxi MS, The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Cheyenne Frontier Days old West Museum, Cheyenne, Las Vegas Art Museum, LV, Desert Caballeros Art Museum, Wickenburg AZ, Buffalo Gallery In conjunction with the opening of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, Mongerson Galleries, Chicago IL The Center UNLV, and two murals, which hang in the Green River Valley Museum.
Her paintings have traveled to Europe in the Governor's Office Show, "Wyoming, The Cowboy State", selected Grand Wyoming Artist of 1997 and was president of Wyoming Artists Association in 2000; listed in the 1997-98, and 2000 edition of Who's Who of American Women, her paintings hang annually in Wyoming's Con-gressional offices, Her artwork or writing is included in several books including the award winning Sublette County Artists Guild Seedskeedee Revisited, Rockport Publishers Art of the American West, and Samuel's Contemporary Western Artists.
Lynn lives on a ranch with her husband in the remote Big Sandy country of Sublette County. The undeveloped beauty of the area and the abundant wildlife are inspiration for her artwork. She ran an outfitting business in the Wind Rivers for about 20 years, and her experiences there also gives her much resource material for her paintings. She paints the life she lives.
Exhibitions, Accomplishments and Associations
President of Wyoming State Artists Assn. 2000, held other offices.
Governor's Office Show to Europe "Wyoming The Cowboy State"
Her artwork hangs annually in the Wyoming Congressional Offices
Grand Wyoming Artist of 1997
Over 3 dozen one person shows
Will James Art Show, Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, LA
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Western Spirit Show
Nicolaysen Museum, Casper WY
Desert Caballeros Art Museum Wickenburg AZ
Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, Dubois WY
George Orr Center, Biloxi MS
Las Vegas Art Museum, NV
Instrumental in painting 2 murals for the Green River Valley Museum
The Center UNLV, Las Vegas NV
Museum of the Mountain Man, Pinedale WY
Commissioned annually to paint portrait of the outgoing Commander of the National Search and Rescue Assn.
Innumerable People's Choice, Peer's Choice, Best of Shows and other Awards
Listed in Who's Who of American Women 1997 & 2000 and Who's Who of American Artists
Samuel's Contemporary Western Artists
SCAG Seedskeedee Revisited & Seekskeedee Reflections
Rockport Art of the American West
Wilson American Artists of Renown
Listed in Wyoming Studio Map and Wyoming Cultural Guide