as she became known, Ms. Thomasons oils, acrylics and watercolors were
featured in diverse galleries including New Yorks Gallery 54 (where
she won first prize for watercolor in the national competition), Shelton
Gallery in Palm Beach and Nashville, Broadway Center for the Arts in Asheville,
Red Piano in Hilton Head, AMERICA, OH YES, Washington, DC. and The Coastal
Center for the Arts in St. Simons Island, Georgia. In the Atlanta region,
her paintings have been exhibited in The Spruill Center for the Arts, Roswells
Perrin Center, The Atlanta History Center and the renowned Modern Primitive.
Commissioned to paint the poster for the City of Decaturs Arts Festival
in 1999, Olivia Thomason also created the poster for Avondale Estates, Georgias
July 4 celebration in 2003. Other special projects that became subjects of
her paintings include: Connemara, poet Carl Sandburgs home in Flat
Rock, NC, The Corn Palace, a historic recollection of Fitzgerald, Georgia,
Oxford Book Store, a whimsical remembrance of the energy- filled interior
of the souths legendary book seller, The Old Dekalb Courthouse and
Angels Over Atlanta, the magic October night when the Atlanta Braves won
the World Series.
1996, Olivia Thomason exhibited her paintings at her acclaimed gallery, The
Primitive Eye on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Scottdale, Georgia along with the
works of many other outsider artists. Her gallery was voted Gallery
of the Year, for three consecutive years by Creative Loafings
A gracious and witty lady of considerable charm, Ms. Thomason is focussing
her talents these days on delving deeper into her own work as well as teaching
and empowering others to create.
Her paintings are in prestigious
corporate and private collections throughout the country. Currently, she
is painting for upcoming festivals for several cities and communities for
their promotional fund-raising posters. She paints regularly by commission.