Maud lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and teaches in the Drawing Salon program at the National Gallery of Art and at the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo. Her drawings and paintings have been shown at a number of galleries in the Washington, DC area and in New York City. She has been the recipient of a Summer Research Fellowship to study the Pre-Raphaelites at Bowdoin College, a Portrait Scholarship from the New York Academy of Art, and residencies in Giverny, France with the Terra Foundation, in Greece with the Paideia Institute, and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In 2019 she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Maud Taber-Thomas is an artist who specializes in oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Trained in classical techniques at the New York Academy of Art, and with a background in English literature from Bowdoin College and Oxford University Maud Taber-Thomas draws inspiration for her evocative portraits, interiors, and landscapes from the narratives and characters of classic literature. Her works, which range in scale from miniature to larger than life, capture the vibrant light and color of far-off places and distant time periods.
Maud contributed thirty pen illustrations for the 2018 book Chance Particulars: A Writer’s Field Notebook, by Sara Mansfield Taber, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She also illustrated the Dolphin Editions of Classic texts published by the Paideia Institute. She has completed many official and family portrait commissions.
Her work is represented by Susan Calloway Fine Art and Consulting, in Washington, DC.