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American Abstract Artist 


I am an abstract artist with an extensive background in fiber art and commercial design. I work out of my Oakland, California studio where I create acrylic and mixed media works on wood panel or paper, mixing random and intended mark making. I enjoy working in a variety of formats, including drawing, painting and painted collage


My work is primarily driven by my love of color and abstract organic pattern. I’m endlessly intrigued while observing color relationships and the ways in which color can effect ones mood and well-being. I like to allow the paint and random pattern to prompt and propel me throughout the compositional development of my work, intermingling chance and deliberate mark-making sporadically throughout the painting process. I’m always searching for a balance between spontaneity and careful editing in an effort to replicate the variability of repetition found within natural and biological patterns in nature. 


Acrylic abstract painting in teal and rust by American artist Mark S. Thomas titled "Fires Across the Water".

"Fires Across the Water"

48.5" x 38.5 x 1.75

                acrylic on Canvas


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