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Heather Joy Thomas


Heather Joy Thomas, Artist Extraordinaire


Heather Joy has drawn caricatures for major corporations, tv networks, social media, trade shows, wedding receptions, birthday parties, theme parks, festivals, and everything in between.
She has drawn professionally since 1990 in Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Galveston, and San Antonio.
She studied figure drawing, oil painting, screen printing, illuminated books, astronomy, film animation, and art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1993-1995. She has taken private lessons and classes with local artists in Fort Worth from the ages of 5-19 years, and summer art classes at the Fort Worth Zoo, Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of Science and History (FW, TX), and the Amon Carter Museum (FW, TX)

She won 2nd Place for World’s Fastest Caricaturist in 2018 by the International Society of Caricature Artists, an honor she has competed yearly for over a decade to achieve.

Currently, she makes a living drawing caricatures and painting faces for events. She has been taking on more digital illustration work, and also going back to her fine art roots in figurative painting.


Cartooning,Fine Art,Illustration

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