Description Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile grow from a from a bulb-like rhizome. Colors range from the light blue lavender,( nearly white ) to a deeper shade of purple. Good for filling large space with colorful blooms in Summer. Agapanthus is native to southern Africa, is heat tolerant. The star-shaped flowers grow mainly in shady areas where it is protected from the heat of the African sun.
Richard Thomas, Santa Rosa Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement I was born Richard Thomas 70+ years ago in Southern California. Art has always been my passion, especially painting with acrylics, oils or water color. As well as drawing. Studied architectural drafting and design at San Bernardino Valley Junior College between 1968 and 1970.
By June of 2004, Richard Thomas retired from the retail meat cutting trade. After all my chores were done at home I started another career working in a local camera shop to supplement my retirement income. There I discovered another art form - painting with light. Digital photography makes it incredibly simple to capture the beauty of God's creation. The first thing God created was light. Without light there is no color. God is light and in Him there is no darkness.