To purchase artwork, please visit my Virtual Studio Sale or Calloway Fine Art.

Maud Taber-Thomas is an artist who specializes in oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Trained in classical techniques at the New York Academy of Art, and with a background in English literature from Bowdoin College and Oxford University, where she studied abroad, Maud Taber-Thomas draws inspiration for her evocative portraits, interiors, and landscapes from the narratives and characters of classic literature. Her works, which range in scale from miniature to larger than life, capture the vibrant light and color of far-off places and distant time periods.

Maud Taber-Thomas lives in Takoma Park, Maryland and teaches in the Drawing Salon program at the National Gallery of Art and at the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo. Her drawings and paintings have been shown at a number of galleries in the Washington, DC area and in New York City. She has been the recipient of a Terra Foundation residency in Giverny, France, a Summer Research Fellowship to study the Pre-Raphaelites at Bowdoin College, a Portrait Scholarship from the New York Academy of Art, and a residency in Greece with the Paedeia Institute. In 2019 she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. 

Maud Taber-Thomas contributed thirty pen illustrations for the 2018 book Chance Particulars: A Writer’s Field Notebook, by Sara Mansfield Taber, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She has completed many official and family portrait commissions. Her work is represented by Susan Calloway Fine Arts, in Washington, DC.

For questions about purchasing or commissioning artwork, please contact Maud at

Please click the links to the right (below, if you’re using a phone) to view images of artwork.

Flowers of Solitude XV
View Maud’s “Flowers of Solitude” series here.

Published on August 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm  Comments (8)  

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  1. Maud, I really like your paintings. Your values and colors are exceptional.

  2. Beautifully alive

  3. Wow, your work is so wonderful. Thank you for letting me model for your class. ric

  4. Maud, Your paintings are extraordinary. I love how you capture more than a single expression–a smile with a glint of sadness, that faraway look of deep thought within an intimate scene. Your ability to show us so much with so few brush strokes is nothing short of exhilarating.

  5. So excited to commission a portrait from such a wonderful and experienced artist. Her works speak for themselves. Her vision, composition and eye for detail are – tout simplement génial !

  6. I love your work, Maud. Are you still offering painting classes for adults? I’d like to work with you again.

  7. Wonderful event with you through the Virtual Studio/NGA. You’re a gem – both as a teacher and as a painter!

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