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Oil Painting on Board, “Holiday Special,” Nancy Thomas  

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DESCRIPTION: A colorful, contemporary folk art oil painting featuring a slice of watermelon, a small Santa figure, and various fruits and vegetables all arranged on a flowered tablecloth. A large American Flag serves as a dynamic backdrop. Signed lower left, “Nancy Thomas, 2003” and lower right, "Holiday Special." CONDITION: No visible defects. DIMENSIONS: Sight size 48" x 42", unframed.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Nancy Thomas is a contemporary American folk artist whose work is prized throughout the country for its color, warmth, charm and wit. Her art appears in the homes of thousands of collectors as well as in magazines, decorator books, museums and Hollywood films. Nancy has given one-woman shows across America and abroad, and has been commissioned for numerous special works by a variety of institutions such as Colonial Williamsburg, the Museum of American Folk Art and the White House. With food often celebrated as a theme of many paintings, Nancy was commissioned to create the official painting for Julia Child's 90th birthday in 2012. Her joint creation with chef Marcel DeSaulniers, the book “Alphabet of Sweets,” includes reproductions of 27 original dessert-inspired paintings. In 2017, production began on a documentary about Nancy's life and art.

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