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PENDLETON — Art educator Alice Thomas of Pendleton devoted her career to encouraging and inspiring students to craft and refine the artistic principles of drawing and painting.

Thomas stood inside the art studio at the Pendleton Center for the Arts surrounded by art materials she brought from her house — brushes, pastels, charcoals, paints and sketch drawings.

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Alice Thomas’s art station Feb. 7, 2023, is where she draws and paints in her Pendleton home.


Artist Alice Thomas of Pendleton on Feb. 7, 2023, at her home in Pendleton shows a drawing she created when she was 10 years old.


Alice Thomas holds a self portrait Feb. 7, 2023, from her first solo show in her house at North Hill, Pendleton.


Alice Thomas displays a painting from her former student, Alysha Martinez, in her home Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Pendleton.


Alice Thomas reminisces Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in her Pendleton home about her students and the importance of teaching art.

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