desert art center artist profile

John Thoman


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Glass Work/Stained Glass
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Stained Glass Portraits
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John R.Thoman
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John grew up in New Jersey where he learned to love and appreciate art. It wasn't until he went to England in the fall of 2012 to visit his mother's gravesite, where he was inspired by the stained glass he saw in the windows at St. Michael's Church in Liverpool, England that he wanted to learn the art of creating his own stained glass. The following spring 2013 he took lessons from Don Dietz at the Desert Art Center for a couple of months and is now creating his own designs and scenes. CBS Local 2 News came out to John's studio in 2014 and included him in their Eye On The Desert piece on local artists. John has also appeared on Outlaw Radio Show with Magic Matt Alan & Producer Lori Downey, Jr. with the stained glass work he made for the Radio Show. He was also interviewed by LIVE Magazine TV and appeared in 13 episodes and 2 commercials with his stained glass work. You can watch John here on episode #1 and #10 LIVE Magazine interviewed him for their April 2018 issue. The "Everyone Wins" gift bag for the 2019 Oscars Nominees, personalized stained-glass portrait by artist John Thoman Press releases, ForbesMagazine, NBC-4 Los Angeles Press release John has created many stained glass logos for local businesses in Palm Springs. He has also raised money for Desert Aids Project, Desert Arc, The Warburton's for St Jude Children's Hospital, Wounded Warriors Project, Breast Cancer Research, The Bianca Rae Foundation, The Flower Bank, Christopher's Clubhouse, American Outreach, American Cancer Society, ACT for Multiple Sclerosis, Painted Hills Middle School and Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert with his stained glass windows works of art. His pieces were also sold in 4 countries and 14 states. John is a juried gallery member of the Desert Art Center. He feels very blessed to help support these causes through his work.
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