Common Thread | Thoa Nguyen
Familiar is how I feel about my art, it is personal and familiar. It is not too far from reality, and it is common. A repeat memory, a common dream, that I see throughout my life. A recognizable recurrence of places and time, familiar faces, and people. It is what I adore and is comforting. It is how I see my world. I paint the way I feel. The essence of it all, the life, the world, the smiles, and the expression. I invite you to see more around you, and to breath and live in it.
My art is heavily influenced by Impressionism. Subjects are based on real-life scenes, objects, and people. Through my painting, I enjoy injecting an energy and vibrancy to these everyday subjects. My paintings typically omit the superfluous, and capture just the essentials, arranging them into a more powerful and significant whole. Concentrating on the essentials is where I believe I can be more thoughtful and expressive.
As a young child, I was always drawing and recognize that from then to now, art is an essential part of who I am. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1989 in Communications Multi-Major, with a concentration in visual communication.
American Impressionist Society
Northwest Oil Painter Guild
Plein Air Washington Artists
Puget Sound Group Northwest Artist
Oil Painter of America
Mercer Island Visual Art League
Columbia City Gallery
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ArtsWest’s Gallery is free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday 2:00 – 7:00, Sundays 11:00 – 3:00
Nguyen’s artwork is for sale. The full sale of art goes to the artist. ArtsWest does not take commission on work sold.