Since 1976 Peter and Donna Thomas have worked collaboratively and individually to create their unique artist books. From start to finish their books are truly handmade. The Thomas’ make their own paper, letterpress print the books, and bind each in their signature style.
We are thrilled to offer several of the Thomas’ books in the Gallery. Each one is beautifully illustrated by Donna Thomas and printed on handmade paper made with indigenous materials. These books have a primitive quality and each is inspired by nature, from the most demure botanical specimens in Beauty to the expansive Grand Canyon. These accordion style books are as tactile to the touch as they are lovely to look at. Each volume measures approximately 2 x 3 inches–small in size, big in craftmanship.
Under the imprint, Peter and Donna Thomas: Santa Cruz (CA), the Thomas’ books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the USA and abroad, and have been purchased for collections around the world. Ask to see their artist books during your next visit to the Gallery.