Artist Ted Thomas

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When my wife and I, Ted Thomas, owned Manos, we traveled Mexico for 20 Years. During that time, we met countless artisans and got to know many of them very well.

I think that pretty much everything I have done as an artist for the last 30 years has been tempered by that experience.

Certainly, the vivid colors and frequently wild imagery of Mexican Folk Art is always in the back of my mind when I start a painting.

Add to that the current tension over the Mexican border and you have the formula for my work. My paintings are at times humorous and sometimes very political. On a good day, maybe a little of both.


1972 BA from Metro State College

1975 MFA from University of Colorado

1974-1978   Printmaking instructor at University of Colorado-Denver

1976-1988 Co-owner of Edgewater Works (a printmaking studio in Denver)

1988-2006 Co-owner Manos Folk Art (an import store in Denver) specializing  in Latin American Folk Art

2006-present   Co-owner of The Blue Sky Co. (a wholesale company specializing in Mexican Folk Art)


Art Opening Ted Thomas
1643 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
La Cour Bistro and Art Bar, 1643 S Broadway,Co-80210
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September 7, 2018
Ending on
September 7, 2018
Art Opening Ted Thomas