Joanne Thorpe

The RJ Art Gallery

Joanne Thorpe

My subject matter is almost always nature, weather it be a traditional landscape, flowers or birds. Living in Oregon continually provides me with an abundance of subject material. Retiring just a few short years ago has freed me to paint daily. I love to take my own photographs and spend many weekends driving, walking and hiking in the area. A good composition is of vital importance to me and I often spend hours editing my photographs to tell the best story. I also paint outdoors in good weather and love the challenge of painting quickly as the light and conditions change. Surrounding myself and paying tribute to nature is immensely important to remind us of the beauty all around us and so often overlooked in our busy lives.

The RJ Art Gallery . 546 NE Third Street . McMinnville OR 97128 . 503-472-0840