William B. Thomas

William Barton Thomas

Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, in 1877, William B. Thomas lived there his whole life. His name is not widely known outside his home county, due no doubt to his lack of apparent interest in exhibiting and promoting his work. That he has natural talent is very obvious examining his works; landscapes around Lincolnshire are depicted in a wonderfully ethereal manner, almost solely in watercolour. He understood light, and how to depict the effects of low-light in dusk and clouded scenes. His lightness of touch creates atmospheric, dream-like images which still have well-defined locations identifiable.

His works are well represented in British collections, in particular in Lincolnshire.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *