Colors of the Earth

"Man's highest aspirations come from nature. A world without color would seem dead. Color is life. Light is the mother of color. Light reveals to us the spirit and living soul of the world through colors." - Alma Thomas

Light Blue Nursery

Alma Thomas, Light Blue Nursery,1968, acrylic on canvas, 49 x 47 7⁄8 in. (124.4 x 121.5 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Alma Thomas, Tiptoe Through the Tulips, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 48 inches, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Aquatic Gardens

Alma Thomas, Aquatic Gardens, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 52 in. (182.8 x 132.1 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum

White Daisies Rhapsody

Alma Thomas, White Daisies Rhapsody, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 50 in. (96.5 x 127.0 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum

Grassy Melodic Chant

Alma Thomas, Grassy Melodic Chant, 1976, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 36 in. (116.8 x 91.5 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum


Louis Delsarte, Family, 2006, oil on canvas, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library Permanent Art Collection

“… through my impressions of nature … I hoped to impart beauty, joy, love, and peace.” - Alma Thomas