A Morning with Mucha
The colours in this piece were inspired by one of Chili's favorite artists, Alphonse Mucha. Mucha was originally from Prague and was mainly a graphic and poster artist, and after seeing his work at the National Gallery while travelling in Czechia, Chili said the late artist's painting style "blew my mind."
Chili Thom was one of Canada’s preeminent landscape painters, with over 400 original pieces hanging in collections around the globe. Until his untimely death from cancer in 2016 at age 40, Chili lived in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains and pulled artistic inspiration from his time spent exploring the mountains, forests, and coastline of his home.