Upon graduating with honors from the Academy of Art College/University of San Francisco with a cooperative degree in Fashion Illustration, Thalia Stratton has owned and operated her own design studio since 1990. Thalia landed her first teaching job around the same time she graduated and is still teaching part-time at San Francisco State University. In 2007 Thalia returned to the Academy to pursue a graduate degree in Fine Art painting, and graduated in 2010.
After free-lancing in the advertising world for many years, including working for clients such as Givenchy-Paris, Neiman Marcus, I. Magnin and Co, Playboy Enterprises and the San Francisco Ballet, she also produced product lines for the Gift Market and the Wine industry of Napa and Sonoma Valley.
In the late 1990’s, Thalia decided to approach the fine art market and began selling her illustrations and paintings to small galleries and local art collectors. She soon found her work in demand nationally, and is currently a member of several pastel societies, Oil Painters of America, The Salmagundi Club in New York, and California Art Club. Her work has been published in numerous publications including Gentry Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, American Art Collector, and Southwest Art magazine. She recently published two books based on her dining work, one of which is a new cookbook..