Andy Thomas Paints Presidents, Cowboys and Westerns Like No Other Artist Since Charlie Russell

Andy Thomas paints presidents. A lot of artists paint presidents. But none of them have done it quite like Andy Thomas.

You may have seen one of his two most famous pieces, but if you haven’t, you should. You are going to love them! Everyone does!

Andy has painted eight past presidents from the Democrat and Republican Party and painted them sitting around a poker table playing poker! He also has them playing pool!

The poker playing Republicans in the painting called, The Grand Ol’ Gang, are George Bush (GHW), Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, George Bush (GW), Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

The Democrat poker players depicted in True Blues include; John Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Stonewall Jackson, Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson.

Andy’s other presidential images include portraits of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln. He also has painted a portrait of Winston Churchill.

Andy Thomas is published by Somerset Fine art. Here is what they have to say about him and his artwork

Andy Thomas is not only an immensely talented painter, but also a storyteller with the images he creates. His subject matter consists of a variety of images from historical events to intimate moments of everyday life. The artist’s desire to create is funneled into the area of painting realism that ranges from very loose to very tight. Thomas’s medium is primarily oil, but he also works in watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and ink wash. He is also a very accomplished sculptor.

Primarily self-taught, Thomas began his professional art career in 1991 after sixteen years with a major advertising agency. In his studio, the artist creates his unique paintings that tell their “stories.” Thomas says, “I never consciously ponder elements of design or principals of design… I rely on my sketches to refine a value scheme as a starting point. They also help me visualize the completed painting and consider light, painting technique, subject or object importance, and other considerations. The viewer’s eye-path is a big influence on the composition at this point and all through the painting process.” Thomas’s style has been compared to Russell and Remington, and artist says he also has been influenced by Howard Pyle, Richard Schmid, Norman Rockwell, and others.

Many of Thomas’s historical images have been used in books and as book covers and his various paintings also have been featured in numerous magazines. The artist’s original works are in many private and corporate collections and also in the permanent collections of museums around the country.