Stars of Texas Demo
FALCC Demo with Model Tammy Jo
Theda Rhea paints in her studio in Coleman, Texas. She also works as an accomplished art show judge and demonstrator. Theda usually demonstrates painting portraits with pastels , but she is equally accomplished with painting oils and watercolor.
Demo with Ft. Worth Adobe Western Art Gallery
Theda Rhea studied at The Museum School of Art in Houston as well as with internationally known West Coast Artists during a five-year sojourn in Avalon, Calif., on Santa Catalina Island. In her Catalina, California, studio she developed her distinctive style of painting which is uniquely Theda Rhea. Within a three-year period, she won eight combined Best of Shows and First Place awards in major juried competitions including the 52nd National Orange Show. This led to numerous publications, museum exhibits and one person shows in recognized galleries.
Indian Power Suit
by Theda Rhea
Theda Rhea established studios in Gallup and Santa Fe, N.M., La Junta, Colo., and San Pedro de la Cueva, Sonora, Mexico. In these studios Theda Rhea perfected her distinctive style that includes vibrant color, essential form and mastery of composition. Her paintings convey a message of humanity as well as her philosophy.
Her paintings can be found in numerous private collections throughout the United States and are included in the collections at Texas Tech University, the Nita Stewart Haley Library, Midland, Texas, and various public institutions in New Mexico and California. Theda's paintings and illustrations have also been published in the United States and Europe.