Instructor Biography

Joy Thomas

Joy Thomas is an extraordinary artist; her beautifully crafted images capture the sitters' features, of course, but also their mood and psychology. Thomas received the first place prize for portrait painting from the American Society of Portrait Artists in 1996. Her work has appeared in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, International Artist, and in the book The Best of Portrait Drawing. In the past two decades, her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the United States.