Mary Alayne Thomas

Mary Alayne Thomas

About the Artist

Artist Statement

Mary Alayne Thomas is fascinated with fairy tales. She creates her own modern day versions, capturing magical moments that we all experience, both real and imagined. Initially taken with the luminosity and versatility of watercolor, Mary eventually began exploring and incorporating other media such as encaustic, gold leaf, india ink, pencil, and silkscreen. She coats her watercolor images in encaustic with other media layered in between, a technique she has been refining for the past ten years. Encaustic adds a sense of atmosphere and mystery to her already ephemeral paintings. Mary’s imagination is fueled by her beautiful surroundings – from Sante Fe, NM to her current home in Portland, OR.

Read our Q&A for more information about Mary’s influences and technique.