Loreen Thomas


Loreen Thomas is a Truckee, California, artist whose realistic oil paintings reflect her surroundings in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Her main focus is landscape, but she also does still life paintings. 


She has been drawing and painting nearly all her life and is mainly self-taught through her many books and DVD's by artists such as Richard Schmid, Jim Wilcox, Katherine Stats and Kevin Macpherson.  She does some plein air painting, but mostly paints from her own digital photos, working from a computer monitor and often combines several photos to achieve the most pleasing composition.


Thomas has exhibited in several venues in the Truckee/Tahoe area in the past few years, including ARTruckee and The Truckee Gallery, as well as the Art in Public Places Program of North Tahoe Arts.  Her work can currently be seen at the North Tahoe Arts Artisan Shop in Tahoe City, California.