Angela Trotta Thomas

Gold, Silver & Chrome!

Old Forge, Pennsylvania

After having a successful career as a commercial artist, Angela went back to school to earn a Master’s Degree from Marywood University. She became a premier toy train artist and is one of the few women painters of classic automobile fine art. She is the only artist ever to be licensed by famed toy train manufacturer Lionel Trains / Lionel LLC and has held that honor for the past seventeen years. Her work has been featured on the cover of numerous national magazines and catalog covers. Her toy train art has been exhibited in the Smithsonian and Everhart museums, as well as the Sardoni Galley in Kings College and toured Japan as part of an American art exhibit. Her Rockwell like paintings has earned her the title of “The Train lady”. In 2000, Angela was selected to paint the cover for Centennial Catalog cover for Lionel LLC. In addition to toy trains, Angela has also paints in watercolor and oil. She has been selected four times as the feature artist of the "Concous d' Elegance of the Eastern United States," the first woman to receive this honor.

“This project intrigues me because it recycles what is thought of as ugly and trash and replaces it with beauty that can be enjoyed for a long time to come.”Angela Trotta Thomas