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Jane Thorpe

Jane Thorpe

Kagel Canyon, CA

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Jane was born and raised in Stratford, CT. Her father was a self-employed commercial artist who worked at home, which gave her access to both supplies and encouragement. She moved to California in 1973.

Jane has been an artist all her life, working in different mediums and working at a variety of commercial art jobs. She earned a degree in Fine Art and says there is always more to learn.

She started plein air painting in the 1980’s in watercolor. Since 2010, she has focused on plein air painting in oil. She finds that all the mediums she has worked in, all the jobs she’s held, all her life experience, all contribute to this latest passion.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
The challenge for me is to capture a snapshot in time with paint. There is such variety of light, texture, color, and mood in Nature. There is always something to catch my eye.

I also enjoy creating a story in still life using objects that I have collected and subjects that interest me.

Although painting is “work” because it requires focus, painting allows my mind to rest from life’s challenges. Reading Winston Churchill’s “Painting as a Pastime” reminds me of this benefit.

“Armed with a paint-box, one cannot be bored.” (Winston Churchill)

 

Canyon Echoes by Jane Thorpe

 

Soon Coming by Jane Thorpe

 

Moonrise at Sunset by Jane Thorpe

 

Silent Night by Jane Thorpe

 

Canadian Geese LA River by Jane Thorpe

 

Marsh Park by Jane Thorpe

 

Sixth Street Bridge by Jane Thorpe

 

West of Fletcher Bridge by Jane Thorpe

 

Riverside Drive Bridge by Jane Thorpe

 

Night Music by Jane Thorpe

 

Pear Partners by Jane Thorpe

 

Sun Struck Zion by Jane Thorpe

 

Hikers Red Rock Canyon by Jane Thorpe

 

Run-Off, Just Add Water by Jane Thorpe

 

Sheep Gate by Jane Thorpe

 

Don Read Painting Lavender by Jane Thorpe

 

Moonlit Lavender Fields by Jane Thorpe

 

Tenacity by Jane Thorpe

 

Where's The Seed? by Jane Thorpe

 

The Guardian by Jane Thorpe

 

Turban Talk by Jane Thorpe

 

John Deere by Jane Thorpe

 

Aeromotor by Jane Thorpe

 

Moonrise At Cabrillo Beach by Jane Thorpe

 

Incoming Wave by Jane Thorpe

 

Green and Silver Truck by Jane Thorpe

 

Zuni Corn Maiden by Jane Thorpe

 

Morning Quail by Jane Thorpe

 

Switchback Stop For Wildlife by Jane Thorpe

 

Turkey Tracks by Jane Thorpe

 

Snow Patch by Jane Thorpe

 

Twilight Moonrise, Valyermo by Jane Thorpe

 

Full Moon With Clouds by Jane Thorpe

 

Where The Aqueduct Goes Underground by Jane Thorpe

 

CA Aqueduct 2 by Jane Thorpe

 

The Shed by Jane Thorpe

 

Signs of Clearing by Jane Thorpe

 

Lupine and Wild Roses by Jane Thorpe

 

Hey Look Here by Jane Thorpe

 

Lavender and Lobster by Jane Thorpe

 

High and Dry by Jane Thorpe

 

Good Dry Day by Jane Thorpe

 

Fog Lifting by Jane Thorpe

 

Three Bridges by Jane Thorpe

 

Four Bridges by Jane Thorpe

 

Expecting Rain by Jane Thorpe

 

End of the Road by Jane Thorpe

 

Young and Old Eucalyptus by Jane Thorpe