Artist: Sylviane Thomas
Artist: Sylviane Thomas
All originals come with a frame. Dimensions are based on canvas and are approximate. Up to 20 folio copies and 20 cards are available for each.
Art Medium: Oil
Original Painting Price: £350
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About The Artist
I was a nurse student then…I also started at that stage to initiate myself to art work with a friend of mine who was becoming a professional artist.
I met my husband during my nursing training and moved to the UK 1 year after qualifying as a registered Nurse. My career soon took off and I also became a mum with 3 children, one of whom is autistic. The consequence of this, was zero time for art.
However, 10 years ago, I picked up my courage and enrolled in an art group run by qualified teacher Jessica Shaw. On the first day, I felt like I was the new kid at school 😂, wondering what the devil stung me to give painting a go.
I could only attend sporadically as my time was divided between France and England and family commitments in both sides.
I think it was good to learn the basics with that group, which was as much about the social side of being with other artists. It reached a point where I felt that I was learning more by myself, so I started to use Youtube instead, seeing how other artists approached their work. I felt less frustrated by doing this and happier with my progress.
I have extended my work since leaving the art group, to all sorts of topics. I enrolled on a course for portrait painting, something I always wanted to do, but was scared to attempt. I completed my first portrait which I was thrilled with, as Mike Skidmore, my teacher, gave me the best compliments and encouragement I could hope for. He believed in me and at times when one gets down, it was the best therapy to spring back in confidence.
Having started painting properly about 8 years ago, I am now completely hooked, despite the frustrations and bad days when everything appears ruined. Renoir said “I have so much to learn”. Well, I just have to join the club and keep on learning.
I only came to terms with selling my paintings 2 years ago, as before I felt that I was selling my babies. I have given away a large amount to friends and family.
Art Groups / Exhibitions
11/ 2020 : I joined the Dorset Art Society and started to exhibit my art work with them, for the first time.
2021: I joined the Fareham Art Group and the Bursledon Art Society locally and exhibited my artwork with them.
2021: I started to enter competition and I received a Certificate of Merit from the Luxembourg Art Society.
May 2022: I was accepted by the Hampshire Cultural Society, to produce my first solo exhibition at the Allen Gallery in Alton.
I received another Certificate of Merit from the Luxembourg Art Society.
My art work has been accepted to be exhibited in Gosport Museum, Hampshire.
Contemporary Art by Sylviane Thomas
Marvels of the Sea