Millicent Tomkins' Profile
I have painted since I was nine years old when I copied a book cover of “Heidi” which won the first of six successive children's art scholarships to the San Francisco Museum of Art (what is now the Art Institute). At the same time I was trained as a pianist and soprano. After earning a Masters of Art Degree at U.C. Berkeley, I became an independent artist. Having explored various series of paintings over the years, I presently work in a Magic Realist style.
I do sketches and photographs from nature such as still life or landscape. I include “Visual Quotations” from the Great Masters as homage to them. I find it amusing that after copying “Heidi“ when I was nine, I am presently back to copying motifs from the Great Masters.
I also often include “Literary Quotations” in borders inspired by Edward Hicks. (18c American), and have quoted from...
- Joined July 2, 2008