maud taber thomas
A passionate scholar of classic literature, an avid classical musician, an eager European traveler, and an aficionado of past time periods, Maud Taber-Thomas interweaves all of these interests into her artwork. The classicism and rigor that Maud admires so much in the classic works of literature and music that influence her is key to her own creation of artwork. Trained in academic painting techniques, Maud's artistic process is strongly tied to the skills employed by artists from past generations, from the Renaissance Tenebrists, to the French Rococo painters, to the Pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionist portraitists. Working in miniature, on a larger than life scale, and every size in between, Maud endows all of her works with a sense of the fleeting nature of light, a celebration of color, and a sympathetic and tranquil sense of peace and thoughtfulness. Many of her works feature sensitive portraits that evoke the complex inner life of her subjects, hinting at stories that transcend the single moment that can be depicted in a visual artwork. Maud's drawings and paintings exist within a peaceful conversation between the many art forms that she loves. In her work, music, sweet poetry-and the fine arts-agree.
Educated at the New York Academy of Art, Bowdoin College, and Oxford University, Taber-Thomas now lives in the Washington, DC area. She teaches at the National Gallery of Art and the Yellow Barn Studio.