Thelma was born and raised in East Tennessee and lives in Newport. Thelma earned an associate degree in Art Education at Walter State Community College in Morristown, TN, and has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of TN, Knoxville.

Thelma as established an outstanding reputation for quality and service and specializes in unique concepts in stylized portraits and custom-designed framing.  Her main objective with her portraits is to render a true likeness, while capturing the personality of her subject.  Each drawing is given her full attention.

Thelma is available for commissioned portraits in all media, including graphite, pastels, and oils.  Please call Thelma at 423.

For a unique, one-of-a-kind Special Occasion Portrait, Thelma will draw your subject onto a lithograph print by Artist, Richard Hackett.  These are “Personal Touch Portraits” prints include: Sports Events, Infant Birthdays, Prom, Wedding and Anniversary.

Thelma is a member of the Art and Crafts Guild of the Smokies, The Knoxville Museum of Art,  among other artist groups

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