Description Wildflower commonly known as Henderson's shooting star, Primula hendersonii, is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to western North America, from California north to southern British Columbia and Idaho. Common names include broad-leaved shooting star, mosquito bills, and sailor caps. In Shasta county, Northern California; bloom among filtered sunlight and shadows, cast by oak and manzanita trees.
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.