Liam Thayer

b.1946

In the midst of yet another life crisis about four years ago, I decided that the way to move forward was to do some kind of art. I had done mundane corporate graphics in the past, but thought it would be great to do my very own work for a change. I started with paper and pencil, then tried charcoal, and finally landed on oils.

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Self-taught, but definitely influenced by many artists, both ancient and modern. Exploring at this point. Out to attempt anything that strikes me as interesting. And trying to capture the beautiful in what might seem at first to be ordinary. Especially appreciate the impressionist approach to light and rendering a specific time of day.

• High school teacher of Spanish, 4 years. • Visiting teacher for the Ministry of Education of Japan, one year. • Visiting lecturer at a State University in Japan, 2 years. • Created hand-dyed, molded, cotton fiber sculpture for visual merchandizing departments of major retail stores throughout the U.S., 8 years. • Studied Spanish, Latin, Russian and Japanese (with knowledge of 1200 kanji). Francophile as well. •

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