(1932 – 2011)
If you travel the back roads of the Mojave Desert or trails in the San Gabriel Mountains, you might find Dillie Thomas painting. She treasures the hours spent on a mountaintop with a breeze blowing softly around her, or on a dusty desert road pungent with the sweet smell of sage. Using a palette knife to capture color and detail, Dillie paints on location so she can clearly communicate the essence of the selected spot.
Dillie Thomas attended San Bernardino Valley College, and majored in art at Victor Valley College and California State College San Bernardino. She has developed her own style and technique by filling miles of canvas over the past 30 years. Her works hang in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan.
“You feel as if she is inviting you to go for a walk through the desert with her.”