Art Legends Inc will include information, on each artist, for you to use when sharing information with your collectors.  Most times, Andy Thomas, for instance, will write a story about a painting and these are available with your Limited Edition purchases when you request them.  Just email the story request.

Andy Thomas, Artist

Many call Andy Thomas the ‘Storyteller’ and if you have ever had a chance to view his work you just might agree. He tells many stories with his action filled western art and is bringing the cowboys back to life. In the past, Andy has painted many subjects from American History, a picnic by the river, kids playing sports to a brutal bear fight. All of his paintings end up telling you, the viewer some kind of story of our lives. You just never know what he will present to you next.


2008 CM Russell Auction; Great Falls, MT; The highest auction price for any piece of art other than a piece by Charlie Russell himself.

2010 CM Russell Art Auction and THE RUSSELL Auction; Great Falls, MT; The highest auction price of any art piece, including deceased artists work in both auctions on March 20, 2010.


You can find his work in magazine articles (recently Quarter Horse Monthly), Western Art Collector, Rural Missouri, National Park Service brochures and educational books by the Franklin Watts Children Press, Harcourt and others.
He has also illustrated books and his images have been used on many book covers.

The hardback books titled The Artful Journey & The West in Action contains over one hundred color images of his work and many include their stories that were mostly written by Thomas.

Andy’s work can be found in videos produced by the NPS, US Federal Claims Court and National Geographic.

He had the honor of being the Artist in Residence at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas where he lectured and gave painting demonstrations to college students and the general public.

His work has won numerous awards and he participates in many shows throughout the country.


James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art – St. Petersburg, Florida

Booth Western Art Museum –  Cartersville, Georgia

The Gilcrease Museum – Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Pearce Western Art Museum, Corsicana, Texas

The Iowa State Historical Museum

Carthage Civil War Museum, Missouri

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas

Prairie Grove State Battlefield Park, Arkansas

Ft. Donelson / Ft. Henry National Battlefield; Tennessee

Stone’s River National Battlefield ; Tennessee

Leggett & Platt, Inc.

Stanton Partners Inc.

Lathrop & Gage

Hometown Bank

Koch Collection

Healthpoint Limited


Salmagundi Club, NY, New York

The Portrait Society of America

The Russell Skull Society


Full Name | Andrew Thomas
Nickname | Andy
Birthdate | September 6, 1957
Residence | Carthage, Missouri

Education | BS Marketing Management, Missouri Southern State University – 1981     Magna Cum Laude
Primarily self-taught in art
Richard Schmid painting workshop – Scottsdale, AZ

Artistic Influences | Charlie Russell, Richard Schmid, Frederick Remington, Norman Rockwell, Charles Dana Gibson, Bob Tommey, Howard Pyle

Styles | Realism that ranges from very loose to very tight

Techniques | I probably use them all

Discipline | Painting

Medium: Oil primarily. Also watercolor, pen & ink, charcoal, pencil, ink wash and sculpture.

Subject: All subjects – I don’t limit myself to one subject or style.

Statement of purpose | “I always remember why I do paintings or drawings when I see great work I admire and my stomach swirls. I suppose my desire to create is funneled into the area I most admire… painting realism”

Periodicals/ Books where art has been featured | Western Art Collector, Art of the West, International Artist Magazine, Coast to Coast, True West, America’s Civil War
Many historical images have been used in books and as book covers including the Siege of Vicksburg, Wild Bill Hickok – Gunfighter, Civil War in the Ozarks, CW in Indian Territory, CW in Texas and New Mexico. How Did You Paint That? .

Movie & documentary inclusions: | Halloween II (Grand ol’ Gang), Superman (Storyteller)  and many more!