Barbara Thomas has been painting all her life. She was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and grew up on a farm. She has always loved nature and the outdoors. Her father was Fritz Siebel, renowned illustrator of such children’s classics as the Amelia Bedelia series. Barbara grew up around art and artists. Her mother, two of her aunts, and many of her siblings are also artists.
Barbara’s first formal art education was at the Art Students’ League in New York City, where she studied painting under naturalist painter Edwin Dickinson (1891-1978), and followed by Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, New York.
For ten years Barbara worked as an advertising art director in New York City, and then moved to the East End of Long Island, where she turned to painting full time.
Barbara has had many gallery shows in the East End, and in New York City as well as other galleries around the country. In addition to her own painting work, Barbara has become known along the East Coast, especially in the Hamptons, for her commission works of houses, gardens and properties. From there she has gone on to paint notable golf courses around the country, as well as decorative mural works in private homes and restaurants.
Barbara’s skilled and detailed watercolor and oil paintings of landscapes, cityscapes, animals, gardens, and architecture have been written about in national magazines Architectural Digest, Town and Country Magazine, Forbes FYI, and the Robb Report, and East Coast publications Quest Magazine, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, Dan’s Papers, and others.
Barbara Thomas lives East Hampton, New York, where she paints, and also travels around the country and the world to paint on location.
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