Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Benjamin Thomas

Benjamin Thomas

Artistic Category artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With Commissions, Teaching engagements, Speaking engagements

Artist Statement

   In trying to mark the moment with a balance between realism and abstract to capture the emotion of that moment W. Benjamin Thomas paints. Working in acrylic on canvas, he applies the elements of color, shape, texture and light to capture the essence of the images in a way that communicates his awe of our world with all its tension and beauty. Many of his paintings arise from a fleeting glimpse and emotional response to that initial impression, often creating an image or narrative which hovers somewhere between the real and the abstract. Benjamin Thomas has been showing his work since 2008

Fortunately, each painting seems to teach me a little something to take to the next. My hope is that  my work speaks in some way beyond any words I might struggle to craft to explain it.

BIOGRAPHY: Benjamin Thomas

Benjamin Thomas holds a BS in Art Education from Edinboro University and, for the past thirty four years, was an art instructor with South Park High School, PA. As a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Benjamin’s work has exhibited in juried shows at various venues, including: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Seton Hill University, Robert Morris University, Westminster College, and Fallingwater, Bulter Institute of American Art, Westmoreland Museum of Art,Art of the State, and local Pittsburgh galleries.

Benjamin's work is included in the GLSD collection, mentioned in American Profiles Magazine and featured in the Gettysburg Review.



Contact Information ARTbyWBT@yahoo.com



Associated Artists of Pittsburgh,2007-

Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild, 2008-

Centrum Artist Residency, Port Townsend, WA, 200



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15227

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  • Drawing
  • Painting


  • Acrylic
  • Acrylic paint
  • Expressionist
  • Gestural
  • Narrative
  • Nature
  • Realist
  • Representational
  • Traditional
  • Figurative
  • Abstract
  • Landscape