ALICIA R. THOMAS
| MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST | WRITER | PHOTOGRAPHER |
Passionate about art from a young age, Georgia-based multi-media artist Alicia R. Thomas (ARThomas) has been creating pieces professionally since 2005, specializing in character design and fashion illustration. Alicia has a well-rounded resume including a blue ribbon for exceptional art, nearly 20 art publications in popular Anime and Manga publications such as Newtype USA, Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat, role of lead artist at an anime convention, and more. In 2008 she was recognized as one the "best female artists in the world" being featured in Australia's "CURVY" art book.
Having avid interest in the Japanese "Visual kei" scene since 2002, Alicia began the web-magazine "Visual KEIOS" in 2010. After years of crafting and accessory-making as a hobby, she launched "Vanity’s Boutique" in 2012. Focused on accessories pieces for followers of the Lolita fashion scenes of Japan. 2012 also saw the launch of “Essence of Vanity” a line of Lolita-themed fragrance oils.
Currently Alicia continues her work as freelance artist while managing multiple side-projects.