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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)

 

Griffith Park Observatory- Late Morning by Jane Thorpe

 

Foothill Sheepherder by Jane Thorpe

 

Pruned for the View by Jane Thorpe

 

Millstones and Roses by Jane Thorpe

 

Stormy Skies by Jane Thorpe

 

Hart Ranch Buffalo by Jane Thorpe

 

Dragon Teapot by Jane Thorpe

 

Sunflower by Jane Thorpe

 

California Aqueduct by Jane Thorpe

 

Lavender Blue by Jane Thorpe

 

Waiting for Work by Jane Thorpe

 

Ridge Eucalyptus by Jane Thorpe

 

Solar Farm Poppies by Jane Thorpe

 

Joshua Trees- Mojave by Jane Thorpe

 

California Poppies by Jane Thorpe

 

Edge of the Lavender Field by Jane Thorpe

 

Joshua Trees and Cottonwoods by Jane Thorpe

 

Vasquez Sunpocket by Jane Thorpe

 

Yellow Tulips- and Buffalo Dreams by Jane Thorpe

 

Spring Sycamore by Jane Thorpe

 

Yellow Trumpets by Jane Thorpe

 

Sunflowers and Buffalo Skull by Jane Thorpe

 

Quail Crossing by Jane Thorpe

 

Pumpkins and Leaves by Jane Thorpe

 

June Whites by Jane Thorpe

 

Hand-Picked Lavender by Jane Thorpe

 

Green Truck- Blooming Yuccas by Jane Thorpe

 

Duck Pond by Jane Thorpe

 

Working the Bees by Jane Thorpe

 

Wildflower Honey Fields by Jane Thorpe