Tomya Wilson has lived in East Peoria since 1970 and has been an artist for most of her life. Her art education was accomplished through courses at Illinois Central College, Bradley University, ISU and the University of Arkansas. Over the years, she has won awards in a variety of local art contests and was honored with Best of Show in oil painting at ICC in 2014.
Tomya's artist passions lie in oil painting and ceramics. As mediums of expression, her art reflects lessons she has learned through experience, and in nature, as well as in studies of art.
As Tomya puts it, "I am always conscious of our environment and surroundings and the importance of nature in our lives. We humans are not separated from nature; we are part of it, thus nature has become a motif in my art."