Description Not sure of the message motivating this work of art affixed to a fence skirting a field that was once part of the national defense system on the Pacific coast of the United States during World War II and abandoned half way through the Korean conflict; now set aside as a refuge for the illusive Tiger Salamander, also home to a variety of winged creatures using the abandoned Naval Air Auxiliary in Santa Rosa, California as a rest stop during the Winter migration.
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.