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Maria Thomas

Innovative artist, cofounder of Zentangle

Maria Thomas

Innovative artist, cofounder of Zentangle

Biography

Maria Thomas is cofounder of Zentangle and codeveloper of the Zentangle Method. Prior to Zentangle, she worked as a lettering artist and operated a stationery design and production company.

Maria first became a working artist at age five when she produced a line of painted rocks that quickly sold out at local bazaars. From rocks, to lettering, to botanical paintings, to Zentangles—all have merged into her unique trendsetting sense of style.

The recipient of countless accolades and awards, Maria changed the look of traditional invitations with her hand-painted flowers, expressive lettering, and dramatic flourishing, all now familiar standards.

Inspired by the feelings of timelessness, freedom, well-being, and complete focus she experienced while drawing background patterns on a manuscript, she and Rick (cocreator of Zentangle) wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience. And so began the journey towards discovering the simple and elegant system called the Zentangle Method.

Upcoming Programs

Zentangle® Weekend

September 29-October 1, 2017
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Immerse yourself in an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Discover the Zentangle® Method—an elegant metaphor...

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Zentangle® Beyond the Basics

October 4-6, 2017
Wednesday - Friday, 2 nights

Take your Zentangle practice a step further in this beyond-the-basics Zentangle workshop. Explore new tangles and tangleations and dive deeper into the eight...

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