Helen Thomas, American - Helen Thomas' paintings are powerfully personal and yet as universal as the musical chord. These paintings build upon the experiences of the past rather than reject them. Using the oswald color sphere introduced to her by Ben Cunningham at the art students league in her series of painting, the artist explores the illusion of transparency and motion. Through the use of properly related colors, the the overlapping appears as a thin film slowly revolving shapes in motiom. The Unusual combinations glow as each color reinforces the other in harmony and mood. The tension created results in defuintie relation, adding to the synergistic effects of her work.<br/><br/>From Applications of the Ostwald Color System, by Helen Thomas:<br/><br/>I have often pointed out to my private students and to my artist colleagues that one should not label certain colors 'muddy' when they are on a palette or on a canvas.