Thelma Appel's work was featured at _____ in _____.
Welcome to this, my latest website. Since childhood, I have been exploring ways to express the concerns of the world around me through drawing or painting, or simply allowing the tools of the artist to guide my process intuitively.
What is important and in the forefront of my life has always informed my art: whether outrage at social injustice, dealing with personal loss, dislocation, or environmental degradation.
In the latest pieces I worked to depict the results of exploiting natural resources without considering Whether representational or abstract, in paintings, collages or assemblages, I have emphasized pictorial cohesion and integrity in order to unify subject matter with abstract synthesis.
Having experienced childhood trauma and dislocation, I used art as a tool for coping and transcendence... Before my teens I was already buffeted about to two vastly different countries and cultures. By the time I was a teenager in England, the third vastly different country and culture, I was drawing for meditation and self care/comfort. My teachers, recognized my gift for drawing, and suggested that I apply to art school.
After graduating from St. Martins School of Art, I settled in Bennington, Vermont where I became immersed in depicting the landscapes of New England and the South West. These were commercially successful at the time: I was granted an art fellowship and several solo shows in prominent New York galleries.