Description Amazing what you can find to take pictures of in your backyard. Rain had stopped long enough to allow the clouds to part. Sun was setting at the perfect angle to allow water drops that were clinging to the underside of the arm rest on the yard chairs to refract the light. I only had a few minutes to dash upstairs, get my camera and tripod, set up and take a few pictures.
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.